Yes, Virginia, there is a Rugfest....

Yes, Virginia, there is a Rugfest....

Laura Kenyon

Next stop for the Seaside sisters travelling circus is the Virginia Rugfest in Mechanicsville, VA ( just outside Richmond).   The Shockhoe Slip Rughookers throw a heck of a party every year. Other vendors include The Wool Studio, Not Forgotten Farms, Mary's Wool Garden,and  Handmaiden Designs.

Seaside at the Virginia Rugfest

 There is always a silent auction to benefit a scholarship fund for a Fiber Art student. And lots of great rugs displayed.

Beginners are welcome with a class available that morning.

The featured speaker will be Kris McDermet.  She does marvelous work combining braiding and hooking.  You may have seen her in Rug Hooking Magazine or Celebrations.  Her website is

The Rugfest is April 9.  The details and registration form are available at or contact Mary Henck at  See you there?


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