There was lots of catching up and meeting of old friends.
There were several areas to work in.
The range of hooking to be seen was incredible, from the above perfection ...
...to the wild and wooly expressive.
We gave out party favours of Gabriola-grown walnut-dyed wool. Maia used the leaves and green hulls from her heritage walnut tree.
Heide used a combination of hooking and braiding for this bathroom mat.
And Val Galvin used up odds and ends in this runner.
Colleen Wike, visiting from Chemainus, had some real beauties for sale.
She said every year she has a special word, and hooks a mat to express that word.
Above and below are also Colleen's.
The variety of mats truly boggled my mind.
This mat was hooked on a burlap coffee sack, and the maker used some of the printing on the sack in her design.
Our BC Kermode Spirit Bear.
And that's all Blogger will let me do for now. More to come!