Hooking in the Mountains XVIII

Hooking in the Mountains XVIII_

Essex Junction, Vermont

By Carolyn Ells

Part of the Show Area

Over 375 hooked rugs and objects were on display at Hooked in the Mountains XVIII, October 19-23, 2016. The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild can always be counted on for mounting an impressive hooked rug exhibition. I was glad to have three days to admire the display, take a turn demonstrating rug hooking at the show, take a couple of workshops, make and renew acquaintances, and shop among the vendors. There were scheduled talks on various topics each day, some by this year's featured artists. The show included a series of rugs on interpreting Tarot cards. All of this was conveniently located on one level in a large building at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center.

Our  end booth Display

Beaconsfield was represented with a mini-display about our guild, rugs by several members in the main show, and Louise's rug in the people's choice section from last year's show. 

Christmas Themed  Rug Hooking Class
Anny with her Daughters, by Louise G. De Tonnancour

I took one-day workshops on Hook-a-purse-in-a-day (Diane Phillips) and Zentangle (Rae Harrell). 

Carolyn Ells' project

Candace, Claire, Dawna, Mary and Ti took a workshop on hooking Van Gogh (Janet Conner). Others came down to see the show, shop and visit.

There was quite a variety in the exhibition. I was particularly taken by some of the abstract rugs, and rugs with sculpted sections, feathers and bling. Perhaps I will try some of these techniques in the future. It was a fun few days. Congratulations to the GMRHG! No doubt everyone who went came away inspired and happy.

Dawna Matthew

Dawna's Project

Mary's version of  a Van Gogh of  our class

Candace’s project

Claire's Project
Claire and Candace Fradette hard in work

Janet Connor’s Van Gogh Class

The “Beaconsfield Girls”

Lynn Soule who organized the Rug Hooking Trip to Nova Scotia

Keywords: Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild

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