Once again, I was invited to be a vendor at Toni Philbrick’s beautiful hook-in in Hampden, Maine yesterday. Toni is the owner of The Keeping Room, a gorgeous studio in the historic Hannibal Hamlin building in Hampden. Toni always goes all out for this hook-in, providing a really nice light breakfast and a hearty lunch. She adds a theme based swap, goody bags, coupons, and many, many door prizes to the mix, leaving everyone with great memories. She also provides a short instructional period in which she shares her considerable knowledge and talent. Last year it was about penny rugs. This year she spoke a bit about finishing coasters.
To visit Toni’s shop, or take her classes, go to 56C Main Road North in Hampden. For her business hours, fiber art class schedule, or to express interest in attending next year’s hook-in, give her a call at 207-862-3181. Toni has wonderful hooking supplies, penny rug supplies & kits, artisanal lamp shades, and much more.
I was able to sneak a few pics from the hook-in yesterday in between a busy time selling goodies to the wonderful attendees. It goes without saying that the rug designs are the intellectual property of their designers, and may not be copied without the express permission of the artist. I was not able to take the time to write down the designers and hookers for all of these, but anyone who has that information may feel free to leave it on our comments.
I know I will see many of the ladies who were at Hampden at our 2nd Annual Paris Hill Hook-In in two weeks. Can’t wait! Til then, happy hooking! 🙂 – Beth