I also went to a quilt shop in Caledonia, NY today and bought linen to use instead of that flimsy monks cloth.......I borrowed a Rigby wool cutter from my friend Jan who is an amazing rug hooker and has her wares in a shop in LeRoy, NY right on main street. I need to cut as much wool as I can this week before I have to give it back. I will probably miss it and want to buy one...any suggestions from you rug hookers out there? Jan has a more sophistocated one that she uses in her shop. It was a by chance encounter that we met last weekend. I didn't really know what the shop sold so I walked in...Jan has finished rugs of all sizes in there....she just told me that she sold one today for $250...she does such amazing work. I have pics of her shop on my cell but have to send them to my email then will post....She's getting her etsy shop ready to sell some wool....visit her here @ Addicted to Wool on Etsy. She has handmade ladies overalls on there right now but will be putting some of her wool wares for sale as well.
Jan's been hooking for about 20 years so I have a great teacher!! I'm so lucky.....she let me practice in her fancy sitdown apparatus last weekend....its for the "serious" hooker....they say that your first piece is suppose to come out ugly and will only get better from there. I want to do a pumpkin-simple but I'm finding that I need to practice making round edges...I've got a lot to learn....She also let me borrow two books today so I have a week to read as fast as I can. What a great prim friend!!
Thank you Jan!! :)
I also wanted to show this fabulous Civil War Quilt done by the owner of Chestnut Bay Quilt Shop
It's just beautiful especially in person. I took it quick but you can see what I mean~~stunning!!
I really want it but she says it isn't for sale...yet. Click on the pic to get a better view....I aspire to make one of these someday....they're basic blocks but would probably take me forever to make!! Hehe.
ps this is a Barbara Brackman line: Civil war Crossings from, I believe, 2004...I was able to get one of the blue fabrics though.....I'd love to get more of these (psssst...Jennifer H. do you have any of these?)