This is a rug in progress by Betsy which I titled as American Cats Adaptation.
Betsy showed us her patchwork backing for animals and hearts. I was particularly attached to this gold heart not only for the wide cut but also the brassy old gold color.
This is an example of the patchwork back which she does with animals, hearts and pillows. Think of those small or odd shaped pieces of wool used for applique, quilting, etc. Now you can use them for backing.
always a delightful class with Betsy as the teacher also in class was Norma Batastini. Perhaps Norma came to check out the camp as a future teacher and play with wool like the rest of us.
At class I asked Norma if I could post a photo of the rug she was hooking. She said, "no because it is a gift to my son and don't want him to see it on he internet before he receives it". I honored her request then, but it is now 7 years later and am sure he has received it.
inspired me to hook a circles purse one day.