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Busy at rug camp!

image rug camp

Well I was having too much fun and doing too much hooking to spend much time even thinking about the blog for the past few days. I was at Jackye Hansen’s rug workshop up in Kennebunk Maine, with about 32 other devoted rughookers.

I took a few shots of rugs that were finished while at camp. This is Debby Palmer’s Moby Dick rug, done:

image Deb Palmer

and after I finished my “Thy Friends” rug I showed you the other day, I completed my Nova Scotia lighthouse rug – yes, the one I showed you the sketches of in my recent post about computer programs:

image MJ Lighthouse

I finished it in record time, but it helped that it was so small (12″x12″) and that we were at camp where you start hooking first thing in the morning, and… hook all day!

I was not organized enough to gather all the right names, home towns, pattern names of these next rugs – well really, I was just doing too much hooking! So consider these just a taste treat of the wonderful range of creative, colorful rugs that were emerging from the flying hooks at camp:

image rug camp rugs




image rugs at rug camp





So it was bugs in rugs, cat rugs and dog rugs, a little punchneedle, a dash of Waldoboro, a taste of orientals, a smidge of florals, a bit of primitive, and everywhere, color, color, color! What a treat to spend five days with such talented rughookers!

Thanks so much to the talented and friendly Jackye Hansen, who organizes and arranges the camp, gives help whenever asked and makes friends wherever she goes. I am so proud of Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild for choosing Jackye as one of the Featured Artists at next October’s Hooked In The Mountains rug show!

image Jackye Hansen


  • Linda says:

    Thanks for the report and pics of the rugs. Time for me to put away the 10,000 piece puzzle and get back to Hooking. LHB

  • tom mcnerney says:

    *****I completely forgot about her January gathering…have always wanted to go but this year I have advanced to a solid cast and
    mobility is an issue. can’t drive, but can walk. Debbie’s rug is great! thanks for the pictures…tom

  • jeni Nunnally says:

    We miss you Tom!

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