I am working on a Beginner Workshop for the fall of this year. The tentative dates are Sept 22nd and 29th. The 2 day workshop covers basic rug hooking techniques, the equipment, a bit of history and finishing. The pattern is 12x18 on primitive linen and it and the wool are included in the workshop fee of $180. Email me to register. A deposit of $80 will be required to confirm your registration.
The workshop will be held at the Free Methodis Churh in Harrowsmith.
Here is a picture of Songs of New Beginnings done as a pillow. I taught this class a few weeks ago and this pattern was hooked by Diny Warren. Great that she got it hooked so fast and a did a beautiful job.
I am off to Green Mountain this week for a class with Pam Kirk, she is teaching us how to hook Whimsical Animals which should be very interesting. I am going to hook a tiger in wild and crazy colours, it is picture I took last fall when my sister and I went to the Toronto Zoo. We will see how it turns out.
I am very excited to be able to offer 3 Laurel Burch patterns.
Her vivid and vibrantly coloured images are whimsical creations from a mythical world of her own imagination. Recognized for her iconic cat figures Laurel created art that is timeless. The passion of her life was to emphasize our connections with the earth and all living things.
See the new pattern tab for pictures and information about the patterns.
Here is a picture of AJ's Friendship pattern hooked by Susan Fitzgerald. Beautifully done with great colours that are just different enough from the painting to make it her own.
I saw Joni at the Almonte Fibre Fest and she had this version of Temagami Highlands, I love the fall colours. Things are winding up as we get closer to the end of the year, Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets vendor day is Thursday Nov 2. and then one class in Georgetown. I am looking forward to a few months to focus on new classes for next year. Check in early Feb to see what is coming up.
I am very excited to be working with a new artist, Barbel Smith. Her work is amazing, beautiful bright colours, sweeping lines that draw you into the picture. Her style is inspired by the Group of Seven, particularly Lawren Harris, and incorporates the landscape with a sense of the spiritual. There will be 8 new patterns on the website over the next few days but here is a taste of what is to come.
Here are a few pictures from the fine shading class in Perth. A lot of information to absorb in 4 days, everyone was very focused and the end results were lovely and we had entertainment as well, which had me in tears of laughter. Well done ladies! Looking forward to posting pics of the finished projects.