As it’s name implies, traditional rug hooking was primarily for creating rugs. While that is still a large part of what we rug hookers create, more and more we see both works of art to be hung on walls or utilitarian objects for other uses being created.
Here are some of the non-floor items on display last weekend. I’ll begin with a few of the utilitarian items I saw.
These bags were made at a workshop given by Bea Grant. The hooking is done right into the wool fabric (as opposed to the more usual backing)This one uses both pennies and appliqué.
There were many lovely pillows to be found, but these three stunning examples really caught my eye.…decorative items…..The pumpkin stems are real…a vase….created by hooking into a crocheted base…..…sculptured hooking….
….and even hooked slippers.
Many are created as works of art to be given place of pride on a wall.The polar bears are stuffed appliqué.
I must apologize to Kathy. I shouldn’t have used the flash, because this beautiful abstract actually shows only as deep purple/blues.The background of this piece is done in reverse hooking (literally hooked from the back) which allows the foreground to stand out with a 3D effect.
I’ll finish with two pieces that really had a personal impact on me.‘The simplicity and elegance of the design and the very restricted colour palette made this beautiful piece one I’ll long remember.
….and this literally brought tears to my eyes. The title is “I Want To Go Back”.
I’ll finish up tomorrow.
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