Most of us fiber addicts have a yarn stash. (I pause while you nod your head.) You may think you can hide from all that beautiful yarn you have stuffed into boxes and bags in the shadiest corner of your closet, but the reality persists. You feel guilty when you think about it. You know you should take it out and play with it. What to do with all that gorgeous fiber? Make a rug!
This year’s featured beginner kit is the Stash Sheep Kit. It includes a wide range of yarn types, including handspun yarn, Halcyon yarn, lopi, Peace Fleece, Cascade Ecological and many others. It is designed to give you a chance to hook with a variety of yarns, many of which are already in your stash.
Here are the scheduled classes for 2016 (see complete show schedule at the end of this post):
Black Sheep Gathering, June 26, 9-noon. http://www.blacksheepgathering.org/workshops.html#Sunday_morning
Weaving Works, Seattle, WA, June 30, 12-3 http://weavingworks.com/collections/classes/products/16q2-rug-hooking
Oregon Flock and Fiber, Canby, OR September 23, 9-noon http://flockandfiberfestival.com/
Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, The Dalles, OR Oct. 28 1:30-4:30, Oct. 29 8:30-11:30 http://columbiagorgefiberfestival.com/
Of course, you don’t need to take a class to learn the craft. If you cannot make it to a class, you can order the kit and do it yourself. The kit includes rug hooking instructions, but if you order the Special Package, you will get the book Joy of Hooking (With Yarn!) and a rug hook, which will provide you with everything you need to know about how to get started in this wonderful craft. Blog subscribers get 20% off the regular price. To subscribe, just click the ‘Follow’ button below. To order your kit, click here. http://hstrial-jtaylor9.homestead.com/blog-special-stash-sheep.html?_=1459368842272
Remember that for every $50.00 you spend with Little House Rugs between now and November 25, 2016, you will be entered to win this hand hooked Good Dog Rug!
Here are the shows I will be doing in 2016:
Best of the Northwest Spring Show, Magnuson Park, Seattle, WA April 9-10 http://nwartalliance.org/
Western Washington Spring Fair, Puyallup, WA April 14-17
OK Fiberfest, Omak, WA May 7-8 http://okfiberfest.org/index.html
Spring Hook-in and Rug Show, Bellingham, WA May 10, 10-2
Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene, OR June 24-26 http://www.blacksheepgathering.org/
Wedgewood Art Festival, Seattle, WA July 9-10 http://www.wedgwoodfestival.com/
Oregon Flock and Fiber, Canby, OR September 23-25 http://flockandfiberfestival.com/
Schaefer Meadows Fiber Fest, Elma, WA October 7-9
Fiber Fusion Northwest, Monroe, WA October 15-16
Best of the Northwest Fall Show (tentative) Seattle, WA October 21-23
Happy Hooking Everyone!