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{May 26th, Great Lakes Fiber Show, Wooster Ohio}

Held at the Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio, this three day fiber extravaganza exhibits all animals with fleece, weaving, spinning, and hooking classes. I will be teaching a one day workshop on Saturday, where I will be introducing the Punch Needle. All those with a leftover yarn stash will love this technique! Please join me for an informative and engaging day. For more info, please go to



{April 12, 2012, Guest Speaker, Western Reserve Rug Hooking Guild}

The Western Reserve Rug Hooking guild meets once a month, and I will be the guest speaker on the April 5th meeting in Bainbridge Ohio. I will be presenting "Rug Hooking in India", and will be sharing the Block print and Aari patterns I collected while in Gujerat this last winter. Please contact Kate Porter at kporterdesign@gmail.com for directions.


{Ceramics 125, 222, Winter Quarter, Ohio University Zanesville}

Looking foward to the winter term and two sections of 125 and 222. It was a great fall quarter, and I am looking forward to meeting my new students on January 4!



{Hooking in Haiti, December 7 - 23th, Gris Gris, Haiti}

Developing crochet handbags with local sisal community through ACDI-AVOCA (Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance). howard is spearheading the initiative with Aid to Artisans partnership. Follow the story on the Blog!


{ December, 2011, Winterfair }

I will be showing the pottery work at Winterfair, at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, in Columbus Ohio, on December 2-4th. This is a fabulous craft event, and it will be the first time that I have shown there in five years. I am excited to be attending and look forward to exploring this fall new patterns and shapes to introduce there!

Additionally, the Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild has a booth in the demonstration area of the fair, and everyone should stop by and visit the great demonstrations that the guilds volunteers provide.

Please visit http://www.ohiocraft.org/fairs_hb.html for more information regarding exact times and location.