Monday, October 6, 2014



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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October meeting is right around the corner

White Mountain Woolen Magic
October 2014 Newsletter

Fresh from the Deerfield Fair...what a weekend! Despite the crazy heat, several guild members were there todemonstrate and educate folks about the art of rug hooking. We may have some new guild members and/or hook-in attendees as a result of all the promotion.
Congratulations to everyone who entered their rugs.  It was a beautiful display and we should all feel very proud of our accomplishments.
Special congratulations to our Grace Collette, the 2014 Featured Artist. Her beautiful rugs seem to come alive with the various techniques she uses and they all tell wonderful stories.  Well done, Grace!
The next meeting of the White Mountain Woolen Magic Guild will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Maxfield Library in Loudon, 10:00am-2:00pm.  Bring your lunch and a snack to share.
This will be a finishing program.  Mary Jane Peabody will be there to assist with the proddy projects such as the flower pins for the October hook in and rugs started at her workshop last winter.  
Lisa Chaloner will assist folks with hooked name tags...ahhhh, remember those?  Bring some scraps of wool and create a name tag for yourself.
We are hoping that Ann Winterling will be there to answer any questions you may have about your face project and set you on track to finish your piece.  Stay tuned.
The October 25th Hook-in is quickly approaching and Lynda will give an update at the meeting. She worked very hard at the fair to promote the event!  Remember to please bring door prize items.  Theydon’t need to be fiber related but those are always welcome. Thank you to those who have alreadymade pins. We have some beautiful pins to give to our guests.
The Hooked in the Mountains XVII Hooked Rug & Fiber Arts Exhibition will be held October 15-19 in Essex Jct., VT. Another talented guild member, Peg Irish, is one of the featured artists.  For more information go to: http://www.gmrhg.org/
Coming in November, Pam Rowan will return to teach us how to make a small, braided turtle. Plan to attend the meeting on November 1.2014
Happy Hooking!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy New Year!!

We hookers have been a busy bunch! We ended our year with a pot luck luncheon and yankee swap. The swap was calm...although I think Lynn is still mad at me for "stealing" her scarf, woven by the talented Theresa H.  That scarf has kept me warm during this polar vortex! There was great food, laughs and excellent gifts.

2014 started with a great proddy workshop led by member MaryJane Peabody. We learned the proper technique for hemming and preparing our backing.

We spent the day cutting and poking our wool into our backing to make the fluffiest rugs ever! There were piles of colorful wool to chose from...we all found our favorites.


Proddy Tools 
Basting and designing


Pile o'wool



Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb 1st at the Maxfield Library, Loudon NH
We will be hooking and gambling with wool!! One of our attending members will win a large pile of beautiful hooking wool. Message me for details.
Happy Hooking,
Lynda

You can also find us on Facebook @White Mountain Woolen Magic

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall Hooking!

Hello Rug Hookers!,
It's been a fun filled fall for the White Mountain Woolen Magic members. Our October 26th hook in was a success. We hosted hookers from all the New England States. The day began within coffee, tea and plenty of homemade treats.  Door prizes were given through out the day, and the grand prize was a $50.00 gift certificate to the Dorr Wool store. 

Every registered hooker was gifted a beautifully hooked pumpkin pin by Diane L. She was a vendor along with Pam B and Joan W. There was so much beautiful, hand dyed wool to choose from!

A delicious lunch of chili, chicken soup  and sandwiches with warm apple crisp and ice cream for dessert was provided by the St Paul's Church Ladies. We also collected cash and non perishable food items for the food pantry. 

Many attendees shared finished rugs for our display. We had so many beautiful rugs that we filled the space and overflowed into the church sanctuary. The rugs were even more spectacular with the light reflecting through the stained glass windows. 

Our guild gained a few new members and a couple of new hookers!

Our November event was the NE Fiber Fest. Two car loads of members and fiber loving friends drove to West Springfield Mass for our third year visiting the show. There are hundreds of vendors selling everything from raw wool and fiber to recycled silk sari "yarn". We were able to see silk worm cocoons spun into yarn and try needle felting, spinning and tatting. 

There are always new techniques to try and lots of beautiful yarns and wools to purchase. Oh yeah, and the pumpkin bisque and lamb chili are always a good thing. 

We are busy getting ready for our December meeting. Our annual holiday pot luck lunch and Yankee swap will end our year with fun and friendship. 

If you would like to keep up on our activities on a more frequent basis, please follow us on Facebook. You can see lots of photos and interact with others hookers. 

Like us at "White Mountain Woolen Magic"

Happy Hooking,
Lynda



Sunday, November 3, 2013

Like us on Facebook

Ok, I'm trying something new....

I have set up a Facebook page for our guild. Search FB for White Mountain Woolen Magic and "like" us to keep up on news and see more  photos.

We are busy getting ready for the October hook in. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early

Message me for details,
Happy Hooking!
Lynda

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Welcome Back!!  It's been way to long since I have updated the blog. My New Year's resolution was to be attentive to the guild's on line activities.....well starting in October isn't that bad.....

 We have had a busy year hooking all over the state. Our September meeting (minutes below) was a flurry of collecting rugs for the Deerfield Fair Display and hooking our name tags. We will finish the tags at the October meeting. 

More photos and news to follow...also trying to get a facebook page up and going
Happy Hooking,
Lynda


September 7, 2013
ATHA Region 1 WMWM
Meeting Minutes

Attendance:  13 members present
                        2 new members introduced:
Judy Sebor
Pat Landry

  • Rugs for Deerfield Fair were collected and forms were made available by Lynda Hadlock
  • October 26 -  Hook-In in Manchester to be held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Manchester, NH
    • $12 entry fee or $10 if you bring contribution for the food pantry
    • $8 for lunch
    • Sheets sent around for volunteers for the following:
      • Set-up
      • Snacks
      • Clean-up
      • Door prizes
  • New Business
    • October 14 invitation to Carol Murphy’s home
      • 10am to 2pm – bring lunch and slippers
                  o    November 2, New England Fiber Festival
    • $25 for bus and entry cost to be paid in advance to Lynda
    • Sam Adams tent for men with football game on TV available
o    Diane-Loretta Scenna will agree to a workshop in Meredeth in November
    • $155 for 2 days
      • Avatar pattern on linen included (she does embellishments and will bring them to the workshop)
o    Pam Bartlett has free wool at her home
o    Committees were formed for the following year:
    • Hospitality Committee
      • Pam Bartlett, Terry Harmon, Anne Winterling, Jen Evans
            o   Program Committee
      • Diane Lusczc, Pam Bartlett, Sue Englander
            o   Nominating Committee
      • Grace Collette
o     It was determined that we want to define committee rolls
       and would like to form a publicity committee
      -     Meetings:
    • October will be a regular meeting with finishing name tags and discussion regarding the upcoming events
    • November – Fiber Fest
    • December – Pot luck and gift swap with Charlies Barn as the possible location
    • Jan/Feb – TBA by Program Committee
    • May – Artist workshop

Discussions:
-    Anne Winterling asked if we wanted to give a prize for Manchester Hook-In
-    Program Suggestions:
-  Information on how to join the League of NH Craftsmen 
            -  Information presented on various rug camps being held in the area
  1. Searsport Mother and Daughter team have a 2 day Hook-In in Florida
  • How to best travel with hooking

Announcements:

-  The Raffle Rug Drawing made $912 with the winner being Judy Mookler
-  Atha Region I Westford Hook-In will be March 22, 2014 - $25

Show and Tell was done with members displaying their work and the name tag workshop followed lunch.

Meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,
Grace Collette
Secretary 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Meeting

Hi Everyone,   Thanks to those that could make it today, it was an even better program than I expected, and the fact that the professor did so much research on copyright as it might pertain to rug hooking, was great.  It was a great educational opportunity for all of us and how we can better protect our own work and how we interpret other art that we use in rug hooking.    FYI, the road trip in June is postponed until July, because June is such a busy month.  News on a June meeting will follow soon.   Do sandwiches freeze well?  :) Pam Bartlett White Mt. Woolen Magic ATHA Chapter 52