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I was delighted to find this wood dye cabinet in really wonderful display condition, and have kept it for a short while.  But now I am offering it for sale; I always need room in the studio!   If you need more photos to consider, I’ll be happy to email some to you.  I can also deliver this you at a camp i’ll drive to, to teach at.  Or it can be picked up here by appointment.  The price is $950.

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MAY —Cedar Lakes, Ripley, W. Virginia.  Run by Nancy Blair  thhkrugs@atelco.ne  Here I have a wonderful well lit classroom with lots of room!  We love our cool basement room!  Conveniently located in the building next to the dining hall.

JUNE—Caraway Rug School,  Ashboro, NC  Run by Eric Sandberg.  706-353-0013.   This camp is all under one roof.  Always lots going on and creativity runs high!

AUGUST—I will be vending Aug 19, in Shelburne Falls, Ma  This is an ATHA hook-in and rug registry.  Contact Diana O’Brien at diana@faxonsales.com

OCT—Rock River Rug Camp.  The new location, just south of Rockford Il, is terrific!  Private bedrooms,  all week long rug exhibit.  Classes, coffee, store and exhibit are all in one gigantic room.    Contact Joan  Reckwerdt,  idyewool@gmail.com

NOV–Ocean City, Maryland.

The rest of the events are private workshops for groups.  Should you wish to inquire about having me come teach, either at a camp or for a private group please email me at jeanne@newearthdesigns.com    I am willing to travel and teach an open class of up to 18.

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Lib Callaway pattern photos wanted!

In anticipation of launching the Lib Callaway patterns to my website this fall. . . I’ve gone through 40 years of photos I took, and added those to what Lib and Margaret had.  There are some wonderful photos!  However, I am searching for photos of rugs that I do not have a photo for. . .or in some cases only one photo.  All these are listed below.  If you would like to contribute a photo via email (which would be used on online with credit given to you as the artist) and also attached to a sold pattern.. .  . I’d be thrilled to have some for consideration!  Of course, I’ll be adding photos after fall, as they come in as well!  Many thanks for your time and submissions, in advance! (more…)

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The Lib Callaway Collection of Patterns

Recently, I had the opportunity and great pleasure of purchasing the entire collection of Lib Callaway patterns and printing equipment from the Hook Nook.  I am very excited about being the 3rd owner of these wonderful old designs and look forward to supplying them through mail order, and at rug camps and workshops!  I remember Lib from the 1980’s, and ordered patterns from her, both for myself and for students. . . .and continued to do so after Margaret Lutz bought the business. (more…)

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Rug Schools I’ll be teaching at in 2013

Feb.  Hooking by the Lake, SC  for more info, contact Marie at  sunshinetiger78@yahoo.com

May.  Cedar Lakes, WVA  contact Nancy Blair, Tomorrows Heirlooms

June.  Caraway, NC  http://www.carawayrugschool.com/Teachers2013.html

July.  Holland, MI  contact Nancy Blair, Tomorrows Heirlooms

Oct.  Rock River, IL  contact Joan at idyewool@centurylink.net

Nov.  Hooking and Looking, Sebring FL.  contact Joan at idyewool@centurylink.net

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Rug Hooking Exhibit at Salem Cross

Exhibit of Traditional Rug Hooking, by Jeanne Benjamin and students. . . will be April 22, 2012.  The exhibit will be open to the public at 11 am to 4pm, at Salem Cross Inn, Rte 9, West Brookfield, Ma 01585.   Patterns, hand dyed wools, and other rug hooking equipment will be available for purchase.  This is our 15th exhibit since 1979, and we are excited about showing you our most recent works of hooking art!  If you need more information, email Jeanne.

To make reservations for a delicious lunch during the rug show, call the Inn at 508-867-2345.

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Baby Rug for Grandson Micah

I’m nearly done making this super fun baby rug for my grandson; I will post the photo when completely finished! It’s my design 27 x 39 $81.00 on linen.

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