HOT, HUMID, Kerosene smoke, click clack of old wooden rug looms, ladies in long dresses and bonnets, rug weavers, chair caner, old sock knitting machine,rug hookers(YaY!) quilters, butter churning, wide eyed children getting a glimpse of what it felt like to be living in the 1800's.
Being part of Heritage Days this past weekend at the Pioneer Village Museum demonstrating the age old art of rug hooking felt like I belonged.
The kids were very eager to try their hand at the wool cutter!
I met a fellow rug hooker who lives a couple of hours north of me. Kristan Martin was hooking on a Maggie B pattern. On monks cloth ( bless her heart!) It is already gorgeous!
Getting a little wild with the wool cutter! This little girl wanted to cut up ALL of my hand dyed wool! Yikes!
I think I may have found a future Gene Shepherd!