Thursday, November 6, 2008

Las Rancheritas Rug Show and Sale


In the small village of “Augustin Gonzales” located in the central Mexican highlands a group of women and men spend what little free time they have hooking rugs. You will find them working at night by the kitchen table or perhaps you will see them sitting under a tree on a hillside tending the cows and working on their rugs. Their subject matter is the life around them, mountains, cactus, cows, horses, burros, flowers, little houses, a church, chickens, ducks and more. Each art piece is entirely unique as is the skill of rug hooking in Mexico.

Please join us for a display and sale of the LAS RANCHORITAS hooked rugs:
Saturday November 8, 2008
12 noon – 5 pm.
Crystal Lake Lodge, Woodinville, Wash.

Along with this display of rugs we are pleased to have Charlotte Bell, a professional photographer, give her talk and slide show entitled “Meet the Rug Hookers of Augustin Gonzales” at 1:00 pm. Charlotte lives in Austin, Texas and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and has been working with the village for several years now to bring their work to the public. Augustin Gonzales is a subsistence farming community. Your purchase helps families meet their basic needs. 100% of the purchase price goes directly to the rug hooker.

Thank you for your generosity and interest in these wonderful people. Any questions please e-mail Joan Sample at


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  3. Love your message and goals. I will contribute when I return from Vermont.


  4. What a great idea, I like to hear about what other rug hookers are doing, what a great opportunity to learn from others, there's always so much more to know. Looking forward to reading more on the blog!


  5. I will be in San Miguel Mexico the first 2 weeks of march 2010. As a rug hooker from Canada I would love to meet the hookers of Agustin Gonzaliz and maybe bring some wool material. Thanks Helene @