No, Medonte is not an unusual new hooking style. In the winter the area is home to numerous downhill ski resorts, and in the summer it’s a wonderful place to hold a summer get together for the Sunshine and Huronia Hooking groups. (It’s actually a township between Orillia and Barrie in central Ontario) Many thanks to Linda for organizing and hosting this hook in / dyeing / plowing match collection / day.
…but everyone….like Mary Lou and Ann enjoyed visiting and catching up on the latest news.
Linda helped introduce dyeing to a number of hookers…
and then they produced some dyed wool of their own.
Charlene was thrilled with her results.
New hookers had the advantage of many skilled people to ask for advice.
Here Gail was being consulted on a new hooker’s first rug.
While we all had a wonderful day, the real reason for this gathering was to collect and tag items to be sold or displayed at the upcoming International Plowing Match. It is expected that there will be about 20,000 visitors each day of the weeklong event so many have put in an extra effort to have plenty of items for the sales tables.
Linda is an “organizer par excellence” and had a separate room set up and all the tags prepared for the job. Liz is putting the tags on her work…
Cheri and Cynthia are doing the same. (Love how they are both peering over the top of their reading glasses.)
Many display items were brought (here’s a few)
Cecelia’s amazing lion (only her second hooked piece)
Cathy’s maritime village… and for me the biggest surprise of the day…Isabel’s rug celebrating the plowing match…..not quite finished…but will be in time for the event. I hadn’t seen it before, and it took my breath away.
She designed this herself.
….and the team of horses are so realistic, they look like they could plow that furrow right off the edge of the rug!!!
More to follow in the next post. Thanks for stopping by.