Sunday, November 13, 2011

Works in Progress

Lucille's class was a small class with only 8 students.  Of course that is a perfect recipe for each of the students to get a lot of attention to color planning and then throw in a couple tablespoons of fun and laughter.

My pal Deb hooked almost the entire Kinderhook Basket rug in 2 1/2 days.  Unfortunately I didn't get a picture just before we left but this picture was taken midway thru the class on the 2nd of the 3 day class.  She sure was the over achiever in my class, that is for sure.

One gal in the class (Stella) designed a folk art piece from family photos and her life in Virginia.  Yes, she exagerated the details to give it a folk art look rather than a narrow cut realistic approach.  This is the third in the series she has hooked and it is based on the black family who was considered a part of Stella's family during her youth.  Stella had lots of wonderful stories to tell of the woman who is the focus of this piece.  And there is yet another rug being designed to follow this one which, I believe was the husband sitting on a porch; can't wait to see all of them. 

I have not seen pictures of the other two rugs Stella hooked but think they are all going to have wording on the side from the song Zippity Do Dah.  This the the right hand side of the rug.

Another gal (Pam) is hooking this sunflower rug for her son and daughter-in-law as a gift (hope they aren't reading this blog).

Someone else who was quite hesitant about doing primitive (Peg) but did want to stretch herself, seemed unhappy with her piece when she first started pulling loops.  But later when she got more of her design covered and a bit more color in, she became happy with her piece.  And so she should, I think it is a wonderful looking fish.

Some other students in the classroom were working on these other pieces.  Just love the detail Grace was getting in her eagle.

And another rugs but forget who was doing this one.

I didn't achieve nearly as much on my rug as my gal pal Deb and haven't really had all that much time to work on it since being home from camp.  The day I returned home from camp I had an order for a Domestic Zoo pattern and the very next day received yet another order.  So as I'm typing this blog I have another linen upstairs on the table waiting to be drawn out.  But here is what I've accomplished thus far on my piece.

You see the '?' at the bottom of the sheep?  That is where my piece of "dirty muddy" will go.

There was also a mini rug show which I took pictures of and will post those pictures tomorrow.


  1. Saundra ~
    What great rugs. Thanks for sharing. Deb's Kinderhook Basket is beautiful. She is one fast hooker!
    Love your sheep!!!
    Pug hugs :)

  2. I love the breadth of these rugs. What fun. Inspirational, aren't they?


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