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Crooked River Hooktoberfest

My thanks to all the members of the Crooked River Rug Hookers for a wonderful day spent at your first annual hook-in, Hooktoberfest. All your planning and hard work resulted in a great day spent with friends old and new, surrounded by beautiful wools, awesome rugs for inspiration, good food, and lots of fun chatter.

The guild offered me an opportunity to do a demonstration of my favorite edging. I love to share and teach so it was a fun experience for me. The vendors had beautiful offerings. I wish I had been able to get around to visit more of them. Larry Ault was right across from my booth and I kept eyeing up his hooks. My hand has been under strain with my current hooks. My thought has been that I needed something thinner, kind of like what is known as a pencil hook. Larry hooked me up! He had a pencil style large primitive hook and it’s so comfy to use. He recommends that we switch up our hooks to avoid a tired strain on the hand so I’m passing that advice along. I had been doing…

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