Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs XXV

posted Apr 23, 2015, 9:46 AM by Tatiana Rugs on the Rocks   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 9:49 AM ]

This rug "Flock of Butterflies", designed and hooked by Tatiana Knodel, has been chosen to receive Honorable Mention in this year's Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs XXV.


posted Apr 23, 2015, 9:44 AM by Tatiana Rugs on the Rocks   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 9:45 AM ]

We will hold our 7th Hook-in on May 21st 2015 at the Parkside Centre.
Everyone welcome!

Rugs on the Rocks Hook-in

posted Aug 3, 2014, 6:06 PM by Tatiana Rugs on the Rocks   [ updated Aug 3, 2014, 6:06 PM ]

On June 5, 2014 the Rugs on the Rocks celebrated the 6th Hook-in held at the Parkside Centre. Members of rug hooking groups from North Bay, Powassan, Coldwater, Sturgeon Falls and White fish Falls were welcomed for this annual event.


posted Mar 21, 2014, 12:11 PM by Tatiana Rugs on the Rocks   [ updated Aug 3, 2014, 6:08 PM ]

We will hold our 6th Hook-in on June 5th 2014 at the Parkside Centre.

Everyone welcome!

Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs XXIV

posted Feb 16, 2014, 9:55 AM by Tatiana Rugs on the Rocks   [ updated Feb 18, 2014, 7:17 AM ]

The members of the Sudbury, Rugs on the Rocks hooking group are happy, and exited that one of our rug hookers, Tatiana Knodel's rug has been chosen as a finalist for Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs XXIV. The photograph of the rug, ""Flying Geese," by Thor Hansen will be used for the book. A write up about Tatiana will be included also.
The rugs of finalists will be exhibited at the Historic Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio during Rug Hooking Week, August 11th to 16th. Celebration will be published in August.

Welcome to our group website!

posted Nov 7, 2013, 9:02 AM by Tatiana Rugs on the Rocks   [ updated Feb 16, 2014, 10:02 AM ]

In M
ay of 2012, the North Bay rug hooking group hosted the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Annual Conference. It was the first time that this conference had been held so close to Sudbury, so Rugs on the Rocks rose to the challenge of supporting the North Bay group. We sewed give-away treats. We prepared initial hook-in packages. We organized the silent auction that would raise funds for the guild over the weekend. We planned the display of the theme rugs, the theme being “All about Bugs” and helped to organize the registrations of display rugs, both for the conference theme and for our group’s submissions. 
With the help of Rugs on the Rocks, the conference was a great success. Even though many of the delegates from Southern Ontario mentioned that they thought they were coming to “a quaint little village in the north” (North Bay), the conference had: the best turnout ever, the most display rugs registered ever in its history, and most money achieved at the silent auction ever. Yeah Northern Ontario!! 

For our part, many thanks to Marion Pitkethly and Camilla Yahnke for organizing the silent auction, to Nancy Barber for organizing the theme rugs, and to Tanya Knodel for helping with the display of our group’s rugs. To our credit, Nancy won the “Best in Theme” award for her 3-D bugs.
We ended the year with a lovely gathering, hook-in, at the home of Donna Gordon, in June.
In September 2012 we started up again with four new members, one of whom had been at the Annual and who had completed a rug BEFORE she came to our group because she had been so inspired. We have met each week since and have continued to support each other all the long winter. 

We held our 5th Hook-in on May 9th 2013 at the Parkside Centre. We hosted members from North Bay, Powassan, Manitoulin Island, and Whitefish. We had a lovely day with good food, thanks to Sylvia and her staff. Rittermere Hurst Fields, our supplier, came to the north like the Hudson’s Bay Company in the days of old, bringing lots of new supplies of wool, rug patterns and hooking tools. Thank you for helping to make our hook-in such a success.

We made beautiful pins with leftover bits of cut wool to give to our attendees and these were very well received. Rug hooking has a lot to do with re-cycling! We also had some door prizes and a few people from the general public dropped in to see what hooking is all about. It was a fun day.

The 2013 annual conference for the Ontario Rug Hooking Guild was held in Kingston, On, May 24-26. Some of our members attended and represented Rugs on the Rocks from Sudbury. The next annual conference for Ontario Rug Hooking Guild will be held at Durham College in Oshawa on May 23-25, 2014.
We are still meeting, until June, and new members are always welcome. Come hook!

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