Category Archives: Presenters

Fur and Feathers with Jon Ciemiewicz

Jon’s presentation in Feb. 2014 was to walk us thru the process of creating great shading and dimension in our fur or feather rugs. As a side bar members were encouraged to bring in any rugs they had hooked with fur or feathers. … Continue reading

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Finishing and Framing Workshop with Beverly Mulcahy

Beverly joined us in April 2014 to demonstrate different finishing techniques that she has used over the years to finish hooked pieces. Following will be a compilation of the tips I picked up during the presentation. When using a binding start by … Continue reading

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Shading a Leaf with Casserole Dyed Wool by Cindy Duade

I’m a self-taught rug hooker, no time yet for classes, rug camps, etc. Learning new or fine tuning my skills happens from workshops offered at our monthly meetings. Wish I had known if I would be at the May meeting. … Continue reading

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Who is Ellen Sullivan?

It’s never good when you look forward to an activity you need to travel to and are greeted by a driveway of ice and nasty rain. That’s what happened for many of our members on Jan. 11th. For those that … Continue reading

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Holiday Pot Luck 2013

The Tin Pedlars love their Pot Luck meetings. We often celebrate regathering after the summer months with a Pot Luck, but the Dec. meeting is the perfect time for celebrating our mutual interest in rug hooking and the friendships developed … Continue reading

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Rose Ann Hunter

At our Nov. meeting Rose Ann Hunter presented on Heirloom Rug Techniques Traditional Rug Making 1790-1850 As her site mentions, Ruth Ann was chosen in 2005 as craftperson-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village. She lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout … Continue reading

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Molas with Norma Batastini

(my thoughts – Deb A.) When I heard our program this year included a presentation on Molas I was surprised. I knew a little about Molas having made some paper ones as part of summer art projects with my child … Continue reading

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Dyeing for Primitive Rugs with Jeanne Benjamin

Jeanne Benjamin started our 2013/14 year off with a lot of Bob Dylan references as she walked us through her dyeing of antique colors. Some quick hints: most important thing is to not make MUD (primitives do not need to … Continue reading

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Inspiration & Symbolism with Michele Micarelli

This collage generated with Smilebox Walking in and seeing the variety of rugs and then the wools for sale was inspiration enough for this blogger.   Then Michele spoke. She has such energy and love for this art form. Hearing her … Continue reading

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A Peek at What’s Ahead for 2012-2013?

Harriet and Mimi have worked hard to pull together next year’s program. Not all contracts are back yet, so there may need to be a change, but it looks good and we wanted the group to get an early peek … Continue reading

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