Oh my but what a great issue Rug Hooking Magazine this is. It is chock full of eye candy. One day I'd like to do an adaptation of an artists work but not sure yet who I'll do and continually search for the one that special one that speaks to me.
While the artists' adaptations were wonderful, this rug on 'human form' made me awestruck and had to stare at the simplicity and beauty of this piece below. (Sorry for the glare on the page). It is entitled "The Golden Earring" designed and hooked by Gloria Reynolds of Hinesburg, VT.
There were a few other great hooked body form rugs in this issue and this one is done by someone I know, Nancy Lee Ross of Hinesburg, VT also.
I first met Nancy Lee when she lived in Maryland and she and I were in our first camp in Ocean City, MD. I remember that she had been lucky enough to be given all the hooking equipment by an elder man whose wife had been a hooker.
My friend and I were shocked that Nancy Lee picked up hooking so fast as that was her first learning experience and all her loops looked like they'd been steam pressed after she pulled the loops. Nancy now lives in Vermont and still pulling those nice loops.
If you don't subscribe to the magazine you might want to check out the issue next time you are at Barnes and Noble or perhaps subscribe on line.
Have a fun filled and safe Labor Day.