I had the pleasure of taking a penny rug applique class today with
Janice Sonnen at the Landis Valley Museum.
I already knew how to make penny rugs, but it was lots more fun to make one with a group
of women than it is sitting home by myself. :)
Someday I would like to take a rug hooking class with Janice also.
Janice is a traditional crafts person and makes mostly primitive style hooked rugs and penny rugs.
You can find out more information here: http://sonnen.rbcrafts.org/
While I was at the museum, I talked to the store manager and signed an agreement for them to sell my wool pincushions and penny rugs on consignment!
These are the ones that I left there for sale.
All are made from recycled clothing and the pin cushions are stuffed with sawdust & sheep's wool.
My handmade items will also be available soon at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Museum store.
I love doing handstitching and I'm feeling blessed that others enjoy the finished products.
Time to get busy and make some more pincushions! Or is it pinkeep, or pin cushion???