....there was to be April MD Shores Rug Camp except it was cancelled for the second year in a row due to Covid. So thought I'd reminisce, share parts of it with you and dream of the one for 2022. I registered for Norma Batastini in 2018 but due to her health Eric Sandberg filled in for her.
I've had Eric before, he is a great teacher, very prepared and hands-on with students. Eric LOVES color and I've always remembered his quote "light, bright, dark, dull" for what makes a good rug; although I don't always adhere to his advice.
The rug pattern I took for class was one for which I had no color plans but took wool colors I like and which go with my home interior. Of course I'm always open to buy wool to make the rug better or wool that is just yummy for the future. The design is called Flower Power. Remember, I'm a primitive hooker and love antique rugs with dirty colors 😊. In full disclosure the April camp is a McGowan camp therefore destiny might be determined.
This is the finished rug, it is pretty and definitely has Eric's signature all over, just not my signature. Plus I've never displayed it in my house as it looks out of place. Anyone want to buy a rug?
Eric used me as a model for his color planning lesson on what wool doesn't work in color planning a rug. I snapped the photo just as he was gesturing in my direction, you can see the other gals chuckling as was I. He said my colors were bland and basically all the same boring value. Did I care? Nope, ran off me like water on a duck's back.