RUG SCHOOLS I’LL BE TEACHING AT IN 2017

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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NEW SECTION….ONE-OF-A-KIND WOOLS & TEXTURES!

This will be a new section, to show the types wools that I always bring with me to schools and workshops.  As they are one of a kind, I hesitated for years to put them online.
But, as many people have asked, I’ll give it a go!
All of these are hand  dyed by me. (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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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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Summertime. . .and the dyeing is hot!

Although the  record hot weather really prohibited me from dyeing for nearly a week, I soon was back at it for as long as I could tolerate the heat.  Generally, if I am home, I dye about 50 yards a week of  whatever is needed for orders, colour plans, and just to keep ahead on stock.   Last week, I got some textures overdyed, using my formulas.   Here are a few of them.  These are, from top to bottom,  bosc pear, army blanket, primitive sky, red onion, coffee bean, tree lichen, and oriental red.  The right side is burnt red, army blanket, jack o lantern, jessie’s antique, indian red, and pasture.   Although I’ve dyed for 40 years now, I never get tired of seeing what  results I get from the different textures.  Such fun!

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