Cumberland Fair 2012 Rug Challenge

At the November’s meeting there was a good amount of discussion around the value of continuing our group’s participation in the Cumberland Fair. It was suggested that it might be appropriate to designing a rug hooking challenge to be the display for our area. As follow up to that and a suggestion coming forward from the membership it was decided to offer the following challenge.

Hoping to encourage participation in this challenge, looking at the time of year for the fair and appreciating each member’s creative point of view there will be 3 parts to the challenge:

1) Using the foundation of your choice, the finished dimensions have to be a minimum of 10″ x 18″. If you go larger please be sure you can complete it in the allotted time frame.

2) It has to have a Fall/autumn theme.

3) It has to include the three circle shapes linked below. These 3 circles are to be used as sized and shaped in the linked patterns following. Click on each circle to access a printable form. Once you have accessed the form in Google Documents, up go to File, then Print to get the accurate size. If you need the templates copied for you just let an officer know.

Circle 1 – roughly 4 x 4-1/2
Circle 2 – roughly 4-1/2 x 5-1/2
Circle 3 – roughly 5-1/2 x 6-1/4

More information about when the finished rug/mat will need to be done for the Sept. 2012 fair will be coming. Feel free to let those creative juices start flowing and have fun designing your challenge piece. If you want to participate in this challenge, but are not comfortable with your abilities to make a pattern, other members have offered to help get your idea down as a pattern for your use.

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About mainetinpedlars

The Maine Tin Pedlar Chapter of ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists) shares a common purpose of promoting the art of rug hooking through education, sharing of ideas and group activities.
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2 Responses to Cumberland Fair 2012 Rug Challenge

  1. Pam Riml says:

    I cannot get the circles in the challenge to come out the correct size. Thet come out twice the size they should be and my computer won’t let me make any changes to the template. Can you help? Thanks in advace.

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