We’ve been cleaning out Peggy Boyce’s studio and have found lots of art supplies we’d like to donate to whomever wants them. Paper (all types), unassembled frames, foam core board, pre-cut mats, ceramic tiles, silk screen supplies ... you get the picture. Also would appreciate advice on what is salvageable and what is junk, e.g. old paint, brushes, tools, etc. Please contact Virginia Burghuis via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, to meet up for a looky-loo.
From member Judy Anthrop: My latest hooked rug is a map of Saugatuck from Lake Michigan to the Keewatin, passing the cove, Mt. Baldy, Oval Beach, and city hall. It's 9 feet long and 36 wide. It got so heavy I could hardly finish it. It has been about 12 years since I started it. It weighs 11 pounds which converts to about 12 yards of wool. I have about 1400 hours work and because of arthritis and carpel tunnel I am officially retiring from rug hooking.
By the way I have pounds of wool that I had sent thru the cutter over the years if someone can dream up a use. It is all 100 percent wool. There are about 12 bags. Perhaps felting and for sure rug hooking. A rug hooker likely could not use it all up in a lifetime. I have even thought of boiling it all and running the car over it to become a felted rug.
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