Another great ATHA Newsletter

I was so pleased to receive a copy of the Feb/March ATHA newsletter and see more Texas rug hookers in it and Carrie Martin from whom I had the pleasure of taking a class two weeks ago.

  • Carrie Martin has a very informative article on how to hook wide-cut fruit using texture wools and over dyed materials (pp. 12-13).
  • Laurie Gaddy from Belleville, Texas, shares ideas about creating interesting borders and finishing rugs (pp. 16-17).
  • Bea Brock from Kerrville, Texas, has published the first part of a six part series called the 'Dyeing Primer' where she is sharing her vast knowledge of dyeing. She plans the series in terms of taking 'baby steps' in order to build confidence (pp. 22-25).
  • Linda Gartner from Fredericksburg, Texas, tells about her non-traditional floral which she began to hook at the annual Star of Texas rug camp in 2007 (p. 35).
  • Barbara Riley from Houston, Texas, opens up her personal wool room and rug hooking studio to us. What a fantastic space she has! And look at all those rugs. She has hooked 50 rugs in the three years she has been hooking (pp. 42-44).
  • Martha Lowry reminds us of the Region 9 ATHA special mat challenge 'Seeing Red' (p. 19).
I am reminded how lucky I am to be living in Houston in such a vibrant rug hooking community, a community with so many generous rug hookers who share their skills, creativity and enthusiasm for hooking so freely with each other. I am glad to be here among them.