Wool-Gathering is Now Hiring

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | 0 comments

I am looking to expand store hours to include one day a week from 12pm to 6pm. I therefore need to hire someone for this time. I will also need someone for occasional Saturdays when I’m off at shows or fairs. If you are interested in working for me please email me ( ragrugs@hotmail.com ). I don’t need to see a resume but if you could tell me your level of expertise in knitting and rug hooking and any other compatible crafts that would be great. Also, please include anything else about yourself that might help me make a decision. If you would prefer to not make a weekly commitment but are able to help out at shows/fairs or the occasional day in the store let me know that...

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Recent Fibre Retreat

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 | 0 comments

Well, I said I would post about the fibre retreat and there just never seems to be enough time. We all really had a great time and it was nice to see new groups forming and people going off for the day together. Here are some of the activities the participants enjoyed: – biking around Tancook Island, asking locals where to buy suttles mats (proddy mats to anyone who doesn’t live on Tancook), and being taken in to a private home to buy mats for a steal. – lobster supper at the Shore Club. – shopping in Mahone Bay and Lunenburg (discounts were arranged for some stores). – shopping in Gaspereau Valley Fibres. – seeing the Bay of Fundy. – hook-ins at both Spruce Top in Mahone Bay and the Hooked Rug Museum of North America. – boat tour of Peggy’s Cove area. – Peggy’s Cove. – Halifax including Pier 21 and the cemetery where some of the Titanic graves are. – a number of local restaurants were visited. – visiting local friends. – visiting and shopping at the Hooked Rug Museum of North America (lots of rugs were bought over the course of the week). – finding little known artisans including the rock sculpture man. We also had plenty of time to sit and knit, hook and talk. Sometimes the laughter was so loud I thought more people had come over. We did indeed have locals over to visit but the laughter was even louder after that. All in all it was a great time with a great group of women. I am really looking forward to doing this again next...

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