NH ATHA Guild Meeting
White Mountain Woolen Magic
September 12, 2009
Pam Bartlett, President
Lynda Hadlock, Treasurer and Membership Chairman
Grace Collette, Secretary
Chapter members (12)
The meeting was called to order by President Pam Bartlett at 10:00AM.
General Business Discussed:
President Pam Bartlett announced that the next meeting will be at 10:00 AM October 17th at the Maxfield Library in Loudon, NH.
Also, a Raffle Rug is done by members every other year to be donated towards the support of a farm environment for students with disabilities. The rug is passed around the chapter volunteers, each doing a section. This has been done by our chapter 3 times. President Pam will donate the linen, and Ann will do the design.
Lynda Hadlock announced that she has started a chapter blog, and hopes we all enjoy participation. She has sent a link to all members.
Grace Collette discussed submission of items for the Deerfield Fair, and prizes given. Members will deliver hooked items to Pam Bartlett’s house by September 14th, be picked up by Lynda Hadlock, and delivered to the fair by Grace Collette. Grace will arrange a schedule for demonstrators at the fair, and return of items. Each member mails in their own application to the fair, which was emailed to all by Grace.
Lynda Hadlock brought magazines to be enjoyed by all.
GUEST SPEAKER – Peggy Anderson
Peggy has great education and experience as an art teacher in a private school. She shared with us some inspiring design tips and techniques, with pictures of hooked rugs as examples, with handouts and displays.
Principles of Design
Rules of composition – The design should lead the eye into or around the design, not across and out of the work. Movement is created by line, color and shape.
Peggy distributed examples of good and bad designs, and explained what would improve each, such as:
The art of Balance – is achieved through the use of:
Contrast in line, color, or shape– creates weight, draws attention
Dominance in color, texture, or shape
Flow - created through repetition
Color – warm colors are heavier (draw attention) more than cool colors
Bright is heavier than dull
Value – darker is heavier than lighter
Stronger contrast is heavier
Texture – Rough is heavier than smooth
Shape – large is heavier than small
Geometric is heavier than organic
Line – a complicated line is heavier than a smooth, simple line
Space – a large patterned (positive) space and small background (negative) space is equal to another small patterned and large background space, in the same design for balance
Form – the position of items in a design should be balanced throughout the piece. Interesting shapes need 3 items to differ. They are length, height and width.
It was agreed that we all enjoyed Peggy enormously, and would love to have her speak again.
12:00 Lunch break with thanks to Pam for coffee and desert.
The afternoon was filled with enjoyment and discussion of each other’s rugs, and greatly appreciated tips for each of us by Peggy.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM by President Pam Bartlett.
Grace E. Collette
Secretary, NH ATHA
Friday, October 2, 2009
Pam and I have returned from our loooong trip to the AHTH Biennial. We had fun, met some great people and found some great wool. Photos and updates posted soon.Must get to packing for the Deerfield Fair. Our guild is demonstrating in the crafts barn.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
a big day- First day of the convention. We are finally registered and
got a cool goodie bag. The pottery mint julep cup is fantastic. We
just planned our trip to Pleasant Hill Shaker Village on Friday. Had a
big night at the Clarksville Super Walmart.
Lynda and Pam
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
drive today through 4 states. 700 plus miles is to long to travel. We
have finally poured our wine.
This is hooker heaven. The shop is in the lower level-I know where I'm
sleeping tonight! Check out her website www.cathouserugs.com
There's even a couple of cats here. This is a photo of Dora, the
friendliest three-legged cat ever!
We will be helping her load up the shop to take to Louisville and the
Monday, September 21, 2009
finally settled into a Comfort Inn in Hamden, Pennsylvania. We are
rechecking maps- iPhones only work when one can get a good signal. So
much for technology.
350 miles and way too many more to go.... I can't wait to get to
Louisville and have a mint julep!!
Lynda and Pam
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
We had great meeting today! It was Pam's first official meeting as president. After a short business meeting-more on that later- we were treated to a lecture about the rules of composition and design by Peg Anderson. We all learned lots, and are now "formally trained". Our next meeting will be Saturday,October 17th location TBA.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Some of our members recently got together at Carol's house. One of our members, Diane, has her rug featured in this year's "Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs XIX" We were lucky to see the rug up and admire her skill and technique. Carol treated us to cheesecake-we got some hooking done,too. Our guild is having our first meeting with President Pam this Saturday in Loudon, NH. We are having a speaker share her knowledge of elements of good design.There will be hand outs available, and I will ask if I can post/share on this site.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Welcome to the White Mountain Woolen Magic blog. I thought this would be a great idea for our rug hooking guild to share photos and ideas between meetings. Who knows? we just might get a few more members....
WMWM is a great group of rug hookers from New Hampshire. We have our next scheduled meeting on Septemner 12th at the Loudon, NH Library.
I would love to post photos of our current rug hooking projects. This rug is "Zuma", my sister's Rhodesian Ridgeback Hound. Hooked in 3 and 4 backed with ultrasuede on stretcher bars.