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Exciting Happenings!

Hi folks!  My exciting news is that Monday I will be on CTV Morning Live locally, in four different two minute segments teaching and talking about rug hooking!  Could be interesting!  I’m taking my supplies to the studio to be filmed talking to Alexandra Brown about rug hooking and teaching her how to hook.  In honour of the occasion I stopped by the hair salon for a ‘touch up’ with my hair.  Not much helps in that department, but it’s worth a try.

I am also hooking more on “Escapees”.  Next up is to work on the fence and the nasturtiums behind it.  Could be interesting.  I’ve never tried to depict a metal fence in my rug hooking before.

I sold those hooked rugs Monday and spent time Tuesday trying to balance the business books.  Hubby took sympathy on me and treated me to ice-cream at the local Dairy Queen.  The business side of rug hooking is not my strong suit!

I’m looking forward to a weekend of hooking and preparing for the show on Monday morning.  Talk to you all later!

 

In My Studio …

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Entries for the Art Gallery of Regina 40th Salon Show: “Dead of Winter”, “Wascana Creek”, and “The Barn”.

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  I know I did. 🙂  On my plate in the studio this week…

  • I have to put proper labels and tags on my pieces for the Art Gallery of Regina 40th Salon Show.
  • I need to buy sturdier dowels to hang Wascana Creek and The Barn.
  • I also want to finish Sprouts, which was forgotten in the excitement of the return of Moose & Mountains. 
  • If I have time, I have to sit down with my portfolio again and see what I’m missing.

What’s up in your world this week?

 

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WIP: “Sprouts”

Learning Style

“What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books?”

I’ve spent a lot of time over the years discovering my, my Hubby’s, and my children’s learning styles.  I’m a visual learner who also learns by doing and one-on-one.  Hubby learns through reading.  Not surprisingly, we have one of each when it comes to our girls.

I use learning style theory when I develop my courses to teach new rug hookers.  Children are given the hoop and hook right away, and fibre to play with.  They instinctively love the feel of something different in their hands.

Adults seem to need an introduction…well some of them do.  Those ones that prefer lectures and reading perhaps.  When I teach a class I prepare handouts for the readers, talking for the auditory learners, and I waste no time putting fibre, hook and hoop in hand for the tactile learners in the crowd.  By catering to different and multiple learning styles in the group there is a greater chance of retention and a faster pace of learning.

I also provide a list of resources that includes websites, YouTube videos, links to sites that have online courses, and good ol’ books. That way learning can continue once my students leave my class.

My beginner classes are two hours long in which you learn to hook a 6″ square star mat or wall hanging.  If you’re in the area or visiting, and interested in a beginner traditional rug hooking class, email me at jo6865@gmail.com

In My Studio

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This week in my studio I am…

  • busy organizing my receipts from last year to file away for any future use.
  • finishing the hardanger bellpull.
  • sewing a hanging sleeve on Wascana Creek.
  • start to hook The Barn.

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I am also considering work on a laptop case and a footstool cover.  My footstool cover is sprouting holes.

Footstool

I have the laptop case drawn on linen backing, but haven’t started hooking it.  I am not happy with the actual design of the case itself.  I need to do some zipper shopping online and off to see if I can find what I need for it.  Local selection is limited.

I am also looking at more sewing.  I have everything I need for a camera case except some foam padding.  Hmm…

Lots to keep me busy the next while!