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Rice Lake, WI, United States
My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Seven New Rug Hookers Begin Their Journey!

They traveled four or more hours from the Minnesota (Battle Lake) and North Dakota border area to take a beginning rug hooking class from me!  Seven friends who quilt together and wanted to learn rug hooking in the worst way!
Their eagerness to learn and the excitement that exploded the minute they walked through the front door of my studio was all I needed to know they would be a dream class! 

Watching as they pulled their first loops and hearing the sighs and exclamations of "oh.. I was hoping I wouldn't like this" then laughter.. I knew they were on their way to joining the forces of rug hookers world wide!
There's nothing like it.... 
the thrill of putting a rug hook in the hands of those who can touch fabric and turn it into magical works of art.
Rug hooking comes natural to these kindred souls.... all they need is a little instruction and knowledge of the right tools and
some gentle reassurance that the hard earned money spent on the right hook, wool cutter, frame, and the beautiful wools will provide them hours of pleasure and satisfaction  for years to come!

Rug hooking becomes a therapy of sorts... as those of us long time rug hookers can tell you.
We applaud the time, sacrifice and energy it took for you all to attend this class!

Please welcome Penny,  Kari, Karen, Jean,  Faye, Jolene and Denise to our wonderful world of rug hooking!

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patronage here at my studio!
My hope is to see those rugs now that you will be working on!
Big hugs and Best wishes as you hook your way to Happiness!

Cathy G


  1. lucky ladies! there is nothing like rug hooking and the friends it has helped me make...wishing them lots of loops in the future....

  2. Thanks for getting us starting. You were a dream teacher & I look forward to seeing you again

  3. So fun to learn together with Kindred Spirits.

    Love your learning designs too!

  4. What a wonderful group of ladies. Cathy, I'm so glad that they decided to come to your studio for their lessons. Congratulations to you and congratulations to them.

    I know that they will turn their hoops into works of art.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. How wonderful! Welcome to the world of rug hooking, ladies! I know what a great teacher Cathy is and how awesome her home/studio are so I know you all had the best time! Lori

  6. We had a wonderful time and are "hooked".

  7. Thank you Cathy for such an amazing experience in our first rug hooking class. Your graciousness and patience in helping us learn this art form was wonderful. We are definetly hooked on this and will see you again in 2018. Hugs Karen

  8. WOW! What a great post! It's good to see so much happiness and creativity. It renews my faith in the human spirit. Thanks for making the day a little brighter for your class and all the rest of us. Bless you, Cathy!

  9. Just started following you. I'm from New Hampshire and I will become a "hooker" on September 21st when I take my first class with my BF Mary. We are both so excited about this adventure! It's nice to find some "hookers" in the blogging community.

  10. This is great! The world will surely be a better place with more (rug) hookers! Welcome--they are in for a treat

  11. How wonderful and so nice to see new hookers! Oh the wool will get in their veins and I am sure they will create lots of beautiful rugs!

  12. What fun. Lucky ladies to learn from a master like you!!!

  13. This makes me smile. Rug hooking is the best !

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