I am surrounded each week with such wonderful hookers and friends, and haven’t shared in a while what they are working on….so yesterday, armed with fresh batteries and my trusty camera, I caught up with what everyone was doing. I hope you’ll be as impressed as I was.
Edie has nearly finished her scrappy rug. I’m glad it’s not me having to finish that scalloped edge…but I can’t wait to see how she does it.
Judi started this rug at a workshop with Deanne Fitzpatrick (also in Nova Scotia) She said they were to just start pulling hoops in lots of colours. She explained it’s a simple pattern she’s created, just sky, mountains and foreground.
also in Judi’s bag was this wonderful Emily Carr adaptation, which she began in a workshop at Trent Rug Hooking Camp.
Joanne is making mug rugs. That’s one of my favourite colour palettes.
Isabel is working on this traditional styled hot pad….
….and has just completed this piece….I’m not sure if it is to be a pillow or a chair seat
Some of you may be familiar with Cheri’s wonderful specialty. She makes these little portraits into necklaces, and they are a popular item where ever they are seen. I have one she did of my sister and I, which even has correct hair and eye colouring. It is one of my prized possessions.
She said the body of her granddaughter in the picture reminded her of a mermaid, so she created an impression of one by first picking up and crocheting a row around the area, then switching to knitting the body in a variety of textured wools. The picture doesn’t do it justice.
You may remember Marion’s wonderful embroidery and lace work (check Jan 22 2013 post in the archives). She recently attended a workshop given by a native artist who is working to preserve the aboriginal women’s crafts of quilling, beading, moose hair stitchery etc. She made this strawberry at this workshop.
I just couldn’t resist including this hilarious and wonderful creation made by Cynthia. She bought a jersey balloon dress (is that what you call those dresses which are pulled in at the hem so they fluff out?)…at the local Good WIll, and proceeded to create this amazing “work tunic” (that’s my name for it…she may have another)
I’m sure you’ll agree that I’m one lucky hooker to get to spend hours each week with such a creative and congenial group of women!!
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