The fantabulous Lori Rokusek, who hails from Dubuque and is working toward her McGown certification, came to the Beeline Townsend shop and gave us all an education. She was terrific. For the first hour or so that she was here, nearly half of our entire company (which would be roughly 20ish people) sat in while Lori went over a brief history of rug hooking, showed us different backing materials and wools, and shared many of her finished projects with us. Then, she showed us different hooks and had people step up and learn how to hook. Of course, the men in the building turned it into a bit of a competition, as in who had the best technique, whose loops were most even, whose line was the straightest, etc. I even caught some of them by my desk after the lesson hooking in secret when they thought no one was around. Way to go Lori!
I really want my first project to be a rendition of our company logo, Bucky Bee: