Monday, October 3, 2011

Woody Island Rug Hooking Retreat

Sept 30 to Oct. 3, 16 hookers headed out to beautiful Woody Island. During the weekend we had to opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery with walks on the beach to collect beachglass for my jewelry(got a few great pieces), walk on some of the beautiful walking trails, and share rugs tips and stories with other rug hookers.
We stayed at the Oceanside lodge, which is to the right of the above picture. There was a great room with large windows along the wall overlooking the ocean where we set up our frames and projects. The large building to the left of Oceanside lodge was the main building where the dining room was housed, among other things.
There were all kinds a beautiful projects on the go. Diane was hooking this large rugs with only Harris Tweed jackets that she had recycled. Isn't it beautiful.

Here is Nicole's sketch of her rug and again hooking her rug 'Baba Yaga' I think the myth is that Baba Yaga was a very wise woman. You could ask her a question, but the question had to be a really good question and she could decide to answer it or not. Apparently if she answered your question, she would age a lot. That is why she only anwered really good questions. Nicole is an amazing artist in a variety of mediums and has a show scheduled at Devon House in St. John's, NL in June, 2012.

Margie is working on her Punch Needle project. This is part of a large panel that she is doing for a peaked ceiling.
Maureen is working on a mat for one of her children for a theatre style rec room.
Pat is working on her Holly mat

Sandra is doing a very bright fun rug, Love Grows. Don't you just love the bright happy colors.
                                        Patty is working on her ATC.
                                                               Here's Paula (Newfoundland Original Hooked Rugs) check out her blog link on my sidebar, Paula is working on a Mummer Tea Cosy. I love the bright colors that Paula always uses. Her work makes me smile.
                                                                 I was working on my seascape Needle Punch project, but forgot to get a picture.  Maybe Paula took one of me, lol.

So looking forward to the Rug Retreat next year. We shared more that rugs, we shared stories, laughter and tears. Hopefully next year, Anne will get to join us.  


  1. So glad that you could get away to a hookers retreat Melaine. The photos are just so nice and everyone is smiling and having great time. All the rugs are so beautiful.

    It must be so much fun collecting beach glass. Have a great week. Take care. JB

  2. An amazing array of rugs, each one so different!