~ our ~

Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Farm Shop Hours: Saturdays Only ~ 10:00 - 4:00
**OPEN HOOKING/STITCHING Each Saturday ~
bring your needlework in progress
and come create with me ~ there's
room for 10!
{**not during scheduled classes or events}
&
1st Monday {of each month} Needle Night:
5:00 - 9:00

*



~ Please visit our ETSY Shop for our unique patterns, supplies and wooden items
specifically designed for rug hooking, punch needle, applique, embroidery and cross stitch ~
... the photos below are just a few examples of what we offer in our Etsy shop ~ kindly click on any photo below to visit and see more ~


Sunday, April 15, 2018

~ Virginia Rug Fest ~

 ~ Hello Friends & Folk! ~
and Happy Sunday to you all...

we have returned from our trip to Richmond VA for the
annual Virginia RugFest put on by the Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers

We stared the day by teaching a crash course in punch needle to these loverly ladies ~
{ hi ladies! }

The vendor booths were set up in the foyer of the 
Virginia Museum of History & Culture ~

here is our booth below;
 



here is Searsport Rug Hooking booth ~
 

beautiful baskets {below} by Diane Pearce
{of course on came home with me, and Joan as well}
 

wild colorful wools from Mary's Wool Garden ~
{picked up a couple of pieces}
 

drool-worthy woolens from sweetfolks at The Wool Studio ~ 
{yep got some of those too}


the raffle tables were FULL of treasures!
 

this year's Challenge Rugs were based on Children's Art Drawings ~
how adorable are these??


here is Kathy from Checkmate Farm and her gorgeous yarns for rug punch ~
 

 and
this year we were honored to have my sweet friend Michele Micarelli as guest speaker ~
Michele and I lived not far from each other in CT, 
and she was the person who helped me fall in love with rug hooking ~
 {hello to you beautiful Michele! was SO good to see you again!}
xoxoxox


Thanks to the Shockeslip Rug Hookers for another fun event!
and thank you to all who took my class and shopped in our booth ~
hope to see you next year!
 
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

6 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Its looks like a fabulous event. Thank you for sharing the pictures!

Unknown said...

Looks and sounds as if it was a grand time all around! (Love the children's patterns...so very sweet!).

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

What a fabulous fun time. The pictures are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing too.

elaine allerton said...

Thanks for pics , lori,,,
Sounds like a great weekend,

vic said...

Love the kids drawings made into rugs. The pink and orange cow with the yellow legs is particularly enchanting. I do wonder though what the purple ovals behind her might represent?

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing. Looks like an amazing event to attend. We love Kathy's gorgeous yarns for rug punch. Especially the Tiger one. Have a nice day.
World of Animals

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