Fiber Arts Demonstrations
The Golden Thimble Needlecraft Guild
The Golden Thimble Needlecraft Guild is an independent guild located in Hampton, Virginia, for 40 years. Our mission is to provide a forum for learning any technique done with a handheld needle. We meet at 10 AM on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at First Christian Church, 1458 Todds Lane in Hampton. Our meetings consist of a business meeting and a needlework related program or workshop to introduce techniques and projects. Our annual membership dues of $15.00 subsidizes the printing and mailing of our monthly newsletter, meeting expenses, teacher fees and miscellaneous costs. We welcome guests to our meetings. For further information call (757) 850-2843 or visit our Facebook page - Golden Thimble Needlecraft Guild.
Traditional Rug Hooking
The James River Rug Hookers & the Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers
A fiber art form which traditionally uses wool fabric to create rugs, wall hangings, pillows, etc. Many rug hookers have followed quilters in exploring new materials and techniques. These two guilds will demonstrate how hooked rugs are made. The public will have an opportunity to try their hand at hooking! Image courtesy of Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers.