Periwinkle Laine

Brown Bag Challenge 2023

Get ready to have some fun and be amazed by the Brown Bag Challenge, an exciting rug hooking event that kicked off in July 2023! With a deadline set for December 1, this challenge has brought together 42 enthusiastic rug hookers, each armed with a brown bag filled with an assortment of rug hooking treasures. Inside the bags, the rug hookers found a delightful mix of wool, yarn, artist yarn, beads, zippers, and even luxurious velvet swatches from the Velvet Hook, courtesy of the wonderful Dianne Collins Tobias.  The challenge is to create a rug hooking project using the material provided.  

The rules are simple: every item from your brown bag must find its way into your hooked creation, but there’s no need to use them all at once. Imagine if you received a 10-foot length of green garden hose; you could incorporate just a tiny inch or go wild and use the entire hoseā€”it’s your creative journey! Also, rug hookers were asked to take a picture of their brown bag contents prior to incorporating them in their hooked masterpiece.  The picture of the contents and a picture of their hooked creation must be sent to Periwinkle Laine no later than midnight December 1, 2023.  All entrants, who submit their pictures by the deadline will be entered into a draw to receive Periwinkle Laine Dollars.   

Special thanks goes out to Jane Steele from River House Rug Hooking, whose idea and support has made this event even more extraordinary.  

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