Hooking with Chenille

Hooking with Chenille
Pattern by Lana Omlor

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas to all my Hooker Friends out in Blogland

Just a few words to share this busy time of year. As you join with family and friends to celebrate don't forget to invite the "birthday Boy". We get so caught up in all the fixins for a festive celebration that sometimes we forget the guest of honor. AKA Jesus! So merry merry to all of you.
I am including in this post sales for the new year. You thought you had to wait for "Black Friday" or "cyber Monday" for some great deals! You can enjoy the savings the whole month thru!

JANUARY- Buy 1/4 yard of wool and get one half price

FEBRUARY- Be my Valentine. Choose pinks or reds 1/4 yards for that special Valentine! 20% off
Perhaps you can get started on your Valentine to trade this year at Kingwood!

MARCH- Buy any green wool 1/4 yard pieces for $7 each LUCKY SEVEN!

APRIL- all blue sky wool buy one get one half off

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 28, 2014 for Kingwood Center Hook In and Rug Show 10 am-4pm
Watch for more details coming soon!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Home Teaching Schedule Winter/ Spring 2014

The following schedule is for the coming year. Due to my work schedule once again I need to change our days of the week. Effective January our meeting dates are as follows.
TUESDAY. January 7 10am-1pm and 6pm-9pm
January 14 10am-1pm
WEDNESDAY January 15 10am-1pm

TUESDAY. February 4 10am-1pm and 6pm-9pm
February 11 10am-1pm
WEDNESDAY February 12 10am-1pm

TUESDAY March 4 10am-1pm and 6pm-9pm
March 11 10am-1pm
WEDNESDAY March 12 10am-1pm

TUESDAY April 1 10am-1pm
April 8 10am-1pm
WEDNESDAY April 9 10am-1pm

TUESDAY May 6 10am-1pm and 6pm-9pm
May 20 10am-1pm
WEDNESDAY May 21 10am-1pm

In case of inclement weather please call before coming to class. IfAshland City Schools are closed for weather related cause then Katie will be closed for class.
I welcome new students however I would prefer to meet with new students in smaller groups. If you are new to RugHooking contact me personally to set up a time for a personalized class. Kallman@zoominternet.net
Or 419-685-4490

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Upcoming Teaching Schedule for Katie 2013/2014

Hidden Hills Rug Hookers, Seville, OH
Meet the first Thursday of each month 6pm-8:30pm
Hooked Stools, using assorted commercial patterns by Cyndi Gay, Kate Porter, and Norma Batistini. this is a year long project to hook, construct, and assemble footstools
Optional project, can also work on individual hooking project if desired.

March 1, 2014 Western Reserve Rug Hooking Guild- Carpet Bags

March 16-21 2014 Teacher's Workshop, Ripley, WV

April Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Malabar Farm Fiber Guild Presentation, Belleville, Ohio

May 11-16, 2014 Cedar Lakes Ripley, WV open class -filled

September 8-11, 2014 St Louis, Mo Guild workshop, open class

5th Annual Hooking at the Lake, Lakeside, OH September 24-27, 2014

June 2015 Manistee, Michigan open class

LKSD 2013

Wonderful time at the Lakeside, Ohio this year with a great group of gals! We had a delightful dinner on Friday night at Mon Ami in Port Clinton. Thank you ladies for the gift card. It was greatly appreciated!
We worked on many of our unfinished projects and many of us at least made a dent in our to do lists of rugs.
Enjoy the pictures I have included with this post. Heather Kline was there for relaxing massages. Already have requests for her to come back next year.
We had foot spas and delicious eats. Thank you all for contributing to our menu. Look forward to plans for next year in September for our annual event!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Just back from a peaceful time at the lake

LKSD was quiet this weekend, so different from the hustle and bustle of our annual visit in July. Enjoyed time with two great friends and their families. Looking forward to next month's retreat with the hookers.
Class time here in Ashland still available for the first and third Mondays of the month 2pm-5pm. Email me to secure your spot.

Friday, July 12, 2013

I had the opportunity to share this year's show at Kingwood on our local station. Tune in to see more pictures of the show. WMFD MANSFIELD, OH then go to the Kingwood Center Plant Talk.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fall Classes

Beginning in September I will be offering rug hooking classes at my home in Ashland, Ohio.
Due to the first Monday class being filled I am offering a third Monday of the month class time as well.
Classes every first and third Monday of the month from 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, and 6pm-9pm. Sign up for one or more sessions by contacting me by email or phone. Kallman@zoominternet.net. Or 419-685-4490. There is no charge for class.
A tidbit of hooker wisdom will be shared and individual project assistance offered each class.

Beginner Classes by appointment. Fee $25/student/hour. Full line of hooking supplies and wools available at additional charge.

First Monday of the month classes September 9,(due to holiday),October 7, November 4, December 2
10am-1pm -full
2pm-5pm- openings available
6pm-9pm- full

Third Monday of the month classes added.September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16
10am-1pm openings available
2pm-5pm openings available
6pm-9 pm openings available

call or email to reserve your spot for class.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

What an amazing day we had yesterday at Kingwood Center in Mansfield, OH. We had 114 in attendance, an all time high for our show and hook in. Santa was able to swing by on his way home from Florida where he had been vacationing. He made a crash landing into the duck pond. We had the naughty and the nice in the presence of Santa who rewarded several attendees accordingly.
Our live and silent auctions afforded us to have Kingwood 2014. We covered expenses and will donate the remaining $92.53 to Samaritan's Purse. This is an organization that offers assistance to disaster areas and sends shoe boxes filled with toys and such to underprivileged children in the United States and Foreign countries.
I am so grateful for all your generosity to help make this show possible!!

Annette Dixie was our winner in the challenge piece. A Groovy style Christmas tree drawn by Karla Gerard. The challenge was to use vintage 1960-1970 colors. Many made their patterns into pillows, atop a wooden box, and simple mats. Thank you for all that contributed.
Our festive eats included many homemade Christmas cookies, Slushy Cranberry Punch, snacks and cheese balls. Christmas music welcomed all who "shopped til they dropped" in the vendor's room. Thank you to Alice, Kris, Betsy, Linda, Donna, Kate, Susan, Amy, Debbie, Lauren, Dianne, and Fitch girls who offered their hooking needfulls and such to our captive audience.

2014 brings our theme, "Be My Valentine" ,the date to be announced.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It is Finished!

The Persian Is Ready For Lift off!
This rug has been my longest project in years! It is ready for its' new home!

Manistee Rug Camp this week with good friends in Michigan. learning lots. Deb made wonderful spaghetti last night and her favorite BREAD. She read us the package in the car on the way home of all the delicious ingredients. Too funny!
Beginning a rug today for my brother- Floridian style, made a poppy yesterday that is still in need of some background. Beautiful view here of Lake Michigan. God is an amazing artist!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

King wood 2013

Join the hookers at Mansfield, Ohio's Kingwood Garden Center on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Registration begins at 930am and the festivities last until 4pm. Bring rugs to show and some hooking to do.
Heavens to Betsy, Alice Frazier, Spruce Ridge Studios, Rugs and Pugs Jewelry, Somerset Wool will join us as vendors. The greenhouse will be having their annual plant sale.
Our theme this year is "A Very Merry Groovy Christmas". We have our challenge rugs to vote for best of show. AND if you hookers have been good boys and girls Santa may even stop in for a visit.
Bring hooking related items for the silent auction and your little sleighs to cart all your hooking as sundries from parking lot to the rose garden and courtyard location of the day's activities.
Join us for a groovy time. Call Katie for more information 419-685-4490

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lakeside 2013

Our retreat this year September 25-28 has now been filled. If you are interested in being on a waiting list please contact Katie via email or phone.

This is our last month to meet for rughooking get togethers in Ashland and Wadsworth before summer. I am offering a beginners class September 12, 2013 at The Chairmaker and Friends, Vermilion, OH. Our project being a little "nutty". A small acorn mat.

Thinking ahead for fall. I will be having "Monthly Mondays"In Ashland. The first Monday of each month I will have three sessions throughout the day. These are free of charge. You may come and work on the project of your choice. There are ten spots available in each session, 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, and 6pm-9pm. Call or email to reserve our spot. I will accept beginner students by appointment.

The North Central Ohio Rug Show and Hook In is fast approaching next month. June 29, 2013. 10 am-4pm. Doors open at 930am. Bring any themed rugs for the show. Vote best of show on our challenge piece "Retro Christmas". Silent Auction Items welcomed. If you have any old patterns, wool, or hooking items that you would like to donate bring them along. It's show is free. Parking $5/car.
Vendors include Heavens to Betsy, Kris Miller of Spruce Ridge Studio, Somerset Wool, Alice Frasier.

Bring your festive mood as we celebrate this Christmas themed event. Snacks, Cookies, wassail, carols, and if you have all been good boys and girls maybe even a visit from Santa. There will be a couple of little elves inducted into our "Hooker Hall of Fame".
Come join in the fun! Katie

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Think Spring

I have been dyeing some yummy wool colors for the Spring to have available for the Hook in at Walnut Creek on Saturday, April 20. I am thinking the new "groundhog hollow" will not be a popular choice so I shall refrain from dyeing that one. More like "Spring Peeper Green" and "April Meadow"?
September 2013 Taking reservations for class at the Chairmaker and Friends in Vermilion for a beginner rug hooking class. If you are new to rughooking and would like to learn some basics it is a good foundational class with a lot of info and an acorn to boot. We will be making small acorn mats(see picture included). You can email me for more information kallman@zoominternet.net
Class fee $65 includes pattern, wool for acorn, instruction and facility fee.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5pm-8pm.
Our Lakeside retreat is over half full. If you want to have a wonderful relaxing long weekend this fall be sure to sign up sooner than later.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Our Tuesday Sessions with Magdalena will now be offered for two classes instead of three. Class begins April and will conclude May
on Tuesdays at 430p-730p at the Chairmaker and Friends in Vermilion, OH. The cost of the class will reflect one less day of class time. I hope you will consider joining us for two fun filled evenings over a cup of joe/spot of tea as we reflect on hooking styles of old. Call today to sign up for the class. Katie at 419-685-4490 or The Chairmaker Shop 216-905-2300.
Magdalena Rug or Runner $95 and Wooden Stool $85. Please send a deposit for class of $50 due by March 15, 2013
The Chairmaker and Friends
5629 Liberty Avenue
Vermilion, OH 44089

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Just made some yummy Beef Barley Soup for dinner. Valentine cut outs and tapioca pudding.mmmm all the comfort foods to suit this cold winter day. Hooking class this upcoming week on Mon and Tues. Look forward to seeing everyone. it seems ages ago we met!
Dyed some wonderful fun wool colors after baking this morning.Prepping for the Walnut Creek Hook In and Teachers Workshop in March.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

BRR, quite cold here in North Central Ohio. Just enjoyed a weekend hook in at Sauder Village. It was well done as always. Could not have asked for better company. Sisters Mollie and Marty, Teri, and Sue shared the table while listening to some very interesting conversation with Heidi and Jane. Lots of laughs and constructive time hooking. Currently working on Ensee Bed Rug from House of Price. Joyce Kruegger designed and made hers for teacher's workshop in brown monochromatic. I love brown and blues together. I overdyed a boatload of textured wool in Canning Jar Blue(Wendy Miller, Red Saltbox recipe). The outcome is a monochromatic of sorts however the background is a coffeebean color. This one will take some time to finish I think. Especially since I also just started a new footstool of wonderful colors. As most of you, too many patterns, so little time to do.
I met some great gals from Michigan and look forward to hookin up with them again in June at the Manistee Rug Camp.
I must say even though the temperature is low here it does not compare with the chilling trip I had a week ago with Dianne Kelly. We traveled by car down to Jacksonville for The Hooking Off the Ocean camp. Nice camp run by Judy Colley and Katie Puckett. It is my 5th year to attend. Unfortunately we were delayed in our arrival after sitting on 77South for over 12 hrs. It was decided unbeknownst to all that the highway was closed due to accidents and inclement weather. We sat all night waiting for traffic to move. So grateful for our rugs and wool that we took with us. It kept us warm. We took shirts our of our suitcases to cover our heads, resembling Russian Peasant Women. Unfortunately I did not heed my mother's infamous advice of always planning for "getting stuck in the middle of nowhere"... I am now prepared for just that. Dianne and I had some good laughs. We wanted to have smiles on our faces when "they" found us frozen stiff. What a trip!
So how appropriate that I should work on a bedrug!
Actually Dianne color planned the smapler of Lori Brechlin "My House Sampler". I completed it this past week. Golds and Reds- turned our nicely.
As many of you await the football game today, I can't wait for Downton Abby to start!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

"Tuesday Nights with Magdalena"

Spring Workshop
Chairmaker and Friends
W Liberty St, Vermilion, OH
Tuesdays, March 5 April 2 May 7, 2013
Call today with your $50 deposit to reserve your place.
Registration for class due by February 15, 2013
Choose from a stool 11x7, runner 15 x 46, or small mat 24x30
Class includes pattern on linen, stained, wooden stool(if choosing a stool pattern),
instruction, facility fee for three session,
Bring your wools, scrap pieces that you desire to use.
Cost rug or runner $125, Stool $115
Call The Chairmaker at 216-905-2300

March 2014 Western Reserve Rug Hooers

March 2014 Western Reserve Rug Hooers
Carpet Bag Project Side 1

Western Reserve Project March 2014

Western Reserve Project March 2014
Side two

Sampler Class

Sampler Class
Choice 2 (center Square of pattern only)

Sampler Class

Sampler Class
Choice 1


sampler class Choice 2


sampler class Choice 1

Hooking a VIllage (Sample)

Hooking a VIllage (Sample)
Zoar Retreat October 21 and 22, 2011


January 21, 2012

Patriotic Class Sample-Fall 2011

Patriotic Class Sample-Fall 2011
In faded traditional colors

Patriotic Class SAMPLE for September/Vermilion AND Wadsworth Library

Patriotic Class SAMPLE for  September/Vermilion AND Wadsworth Library
Beginning September 15 (Rug size 31x43)