Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Another rug in progress from Holland

Be still my heart - look what Bea was hooking at Holland Rug Camp!  Her rendition of my Two Sheep and Star pattern makes me smile. From the wonderful background which combines a mixture of textures of rusty tweeds, orange herringbones and many more wools........
to the terrific way she was mixing the wool to give the sheep fleece movement. I had suggested wool yarn or faux pixelating to give the sheep more texture and depth but this rug is going on the floor so Bea was limited in her options for hooking the sheep to make him look realistic. By hooking the wool in a wavy pattern and mixing up the wools, it looks perfect. 
Oh that eye........sigh! 
I can't wait until this rug is finished! Maria 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kay's rug

Inspired by my Winterwalk pattern, Kay designed this rug for class. I love the log cabin and the the trees are perfect!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Teaching in Holland, Michigan

I've been teaching at the Heirlooms Rug Camp in Holland, Mi this week and what a lovely location for a camp. The camp is within walking distance to downtown Holland which is just the quaintest town and chalk full of great restaurants and awesome shopping. Of course, the Blair family are the best hosts!  
Judy was in my class and was hooking my Magdalena's Horses pattern for her granddaughter who loves purple. Isn't it great?  I'll be posting more rugs in the next few days, Maria