Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Rug Braiding Workshop in February

We hope you had a nice holiday but fear some of you have had a terrible time of it.  What an odd weather situation the US has endured this past week -- everything from tornadoes and flooding to unseasonably hot weather to snow in places where snow is rarely seen.  Hopefully things will calm down in 2016.....can you believe it's already 2016?!  We say this every new year but doesn't it seem like just a few months ago we were concerned about Y2K.

We are very excited to let you know we've booked a class from a non-local teacher......we're excited but also kind of scared because having someone come from outside the area means additional expenses and lodging and travel.....but we know it's going to be fun.

Aileen Anderson of Bear Creek Rugs will be teaching her braided rug technique on Feb 18 & 19.  The class will last 2 days (9:00-3:00).  Lunch both days will be included in your $200 fee.  If you'd like to sign up, please call us at 479-372-7403 or e-mail at

The photos below show examples of the technique that will be taught.  You will need to have a hooked piece in order to learn the technique.
Debby is working on preparing folders for all our block of the month participants....yes....even though you may live far away you get a folder.  We're happy to hold what you want and make a once a month mailing to save postage.  If you haven't contacted us with payment and/or shipping info, please give a call or e-mail so we can be sure you get your block of the month on time.

As a reminder, Wooly Sheep is our $10 block of the month and will begin in January.
While Kay vacationed in Florida for Christmas she stitched on Merrie Christmas by Buttermilk Basin.  We plan to offer this as a block of the month with a February start date.  Cost is $19.95 per month and includes the pattern with full size templates, background fabrics, wool for the applique, border and binding.  We have openings so if you're interested, please let us know.

If you are looking closely at the photo you may notice snowmen with no noses, an ornament without a top and a broom handle with no straw......that's because some critical pieces of wool were left in Arkansas.  Be assured your kit will have noses, tops, and brooms (insert smile here).
We will keep this short since many of you are making New Years preparations.  We'll be doing our same normal (somewhat boring) New Years activities and hitting the hay by 10:00.  The shop will be open regular hours today (Thurs) and Saturday.

See you soon.
Darlene and Debby

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