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What to do with those samples, kits, and orphan hookings

By: Grace Collette
Photography by Grace Collette

Baa Baa Dorr, 24" x 20", #7-cut wool on linen. Designed by Barbara Carroll of Wooley Fox Rugs and hooked by Grace Collette, Raymond, New Hampshire, 2008.

I confess to being a true workshop-aholic. Nothing beats soaking in the hard-earned knowledge of so many masters of our art, and one-day workshops and classes are perfect for our busy lives. But what do I do with all those sample projects completed from small patterns?  My Yankee practical nature—use it up, wear it out—kicked in. 

Grace Collette was a student of Ruth Hall, who imparted a strong foundation to her 44 years ago. She has received many rug hooking awards and honors and has been in Celebration five times.

This article excerpt is from the November/December 2016 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.


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