The Wool Basket to Host Hook-In; Northern Colorado’s Second Annual Hook-in to be Held September 22, 2006

The Wool Basket, the region's home for traditional and primitive rug hooking, wool appliqué, rug braiding, needle felting and Russian punch needle embroidery, will host the Second Annual Northern Colorado Hook-In on Friday, September 22, 2006.

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Loveland, CO (PRWEB) July 7, 2006

The Wool Basket, the region's home for traditional and primitive rug hooking, wool appliqué, rug braiding, needle felting and Russian punch needle embroidery, will host the Second Annual Northern Colorado Hook-In on Friday, September 22, 2006.

Similar to a quilting bee, a hook-in is a gathering of rug hooking enthusiasts who come together to hook rugs, share ideas, find new projects to inspire them, eat, talk and share their love of this art. The event will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 533 North Grant Avenue in Loveland, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $8.00 per person, and refreshments will be served. Door prizes will also be given away at the event.

Last year's event attracted 70 visitors. Organizers hope to nearly double that number for this year's event. Vendors will also be available for rug enthusiasts to purchase equipment and supplies, as well as some completed works. Rug hookers will each bring a rug or two to be put on display during the event.

For quilters a “Quilt-A-Fair” will be held after the hook-in on Friday evening and Saturday at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.coloradoquiltcouncil.com. On Saturday, September 23, a workshop will be presented by Twila Fairbanks called “Wool to Dye For.” Registration is required. For artisans, those just getting started, or for anyone looking for a new craft, this year’s event will provide all the necessary ingredients to spend the whole weekend hooking, dyeing and quilting and enjoying the fruits of crafting.

For more information about the hook-in, or to register for the Saturday “Wool to Dye For” class, contact Karen Haskett at (970) 203-0999.

Located in historic downtown Loveland at 526 N. Cleveland, The Wool Basket's regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Wool Basket carries a complete line of supplies for rug hooking, wool appliqué and rug braiding, as well as books, and gifts. For artisans, those just getting started, anyone looking for a new craft, The Wool Basket offers the ready-made options for anyone interested in creating gifts or family heirlooms.

The Wool Basket also offers supplies through its Web site, http://www.thewoolbasket.com. The store serves clients in northern Colorado and outside the area, including crafters from Denver, Cheyenne, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction and Scottsbluff, Nebraska and beyond.

About The Wool Basket, LLC

The Wool Basket, the region's only rug hooking retail store, opened in January 2004. Owner Karen Haskett became interested in rug hooking through a class, and recognized the need for a store serving rug hookers and other crafters in northern Colorado and beyond. The store offers everything needed, including instructional classes, tools and supplies for rug hooking, wool appliqué, rug braiding, needle felting and Russian punch needle embroidery. The store hosts "hook in" sessions every Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Wool Basket serves clients throughout Colorado, western Kansas and Nebraska, and Wyoming, and sells products nationwide through its Web site. For more information, call (970) 203-0999, email, or visit http://www.thewoolbasket.com.

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