Saturday, November 6, 2010


This coming week, the Indianapolis rug hooking guild, Puckihuddlers, will celebrate their 30th year anniversary of becoming an ATHA group. (ATHA stands for Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists).  ATHA has only been around for 35 years so the Puckies were one of the earliest groups to form a chapter.
I was fortunate enough to teach back-to-back workshops for them at the end of September!  I had a great time and would like to share some pictures of the terrific rug hookers and their work:

Debbie Abshier's rug with wonderful proddy sunflowers and added bead enhancements.
 Donna Abshier's Red Horse the soft primitive colors.
 Linda was working on Herb Angel. A beautiful lady!
Natasha was working on a Maria Barton pattern.  She went all out with embellishing and using multi-media.  Need I say that her rug was a favorite with the other workshop gals?
 A delightful snowman....
 a sleepy kitty.....
 Bird of Paradise hooked by Joann Rifkin.  A beautiful blue bird!
 Beth is a happy hooker and she's working on Give Ye Thanks.
Becky is hooking Emma's Garden.  As you can see, she prodded her sunflowers and used foo-foo yarn for the bird.
 Another Maria Barton pattern in progress by Gerlinde.  I love how she hooked the tree.
Jan Hammond did this lovely version of American Sheep.  Very clever...she used star buttons instead of trying to hook tiny stars!
 Norma is using nice soft heavenly colors in Lori's Fraktur Angel.

There were many more rugs that I did not get a picture of, for one reason or another, but all the workshop gals were doing a FABULOUS job!
Please join me in congratulating the Puckihuddlers on their special milestone of
30 years!
(PS:  If you are interested in joining ATHA, please contact me and I'll give you the information.)


Cathy G. said...

Thank-you so much Kris for posting these lovely ladies and those gorgeous rugs! What fun the Halloween rug with all those embellishments! Do I see a great inspiration here for many more fun things to come with rug hooking! It's so exciting!
Your photos are wonderful!
Cathy G

Julia said...

Thanks for showing those lovely rugs in progress. Looks like a lot of fun. JB

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Great looking rugs, Kris! I agree about joining ATHA ~ my friend and I joined this summer via the Western Reserve Rug Hooking Guild and the magazine they publish is well worth the membership! So glad that I joined both the WRRH and ATHA!!