- I have been working on this pattern off and on for a few months and decided this week to focus on getting it finished. It was a bit trickier than I first expected and I needed to think about it a bit, which was why it took longer than ususal. I am really pleased with the finished product and think I stayed fairly true to the painting.
The studio will be closed from Aug 17 to the 27th and I will not be able to return either phone calls or emails. Please contact me after the 27th for information about the beginner class or to order patterns.
The date for the one day workhshop is Sept 29th, it will be held at the Free Methodist Church in Harrowsmith fro 9:30-4. Workshop fee is $135 and includes the pattern, wool and notes. email me to reserve your spot by Aug. 15th. Once the class is confirmed I wll email everyone. There is a choice of 2 new patterns which are 12x12 and 12x16 and both make nice pillows.
This is a quick pattern and fun to hook. The cat makes me smile every time I look at it.
The light background one was hooked first and will be used at shows as a pattern sample. I hooked the second one to send off to the Laurel Burch Studio in California and thought I would see how it looks with a dark background. I can't decide which I like better.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 $170. Email me to register. A deposit of $80 will be required to confirm your registration and the deadline is July 30th.
The workshop will be held at the Free Methodis Churh in Harrowsmith.