Saturday, August 20, 2011

More Sauder Rugs ~


Wendy Miller from the Red Saltbox was having a class today on her straight line hooking technique.  Oh how I wish I had been able to participate in the class!  She had several examples she had hooked ~ all designs from antique coverlets.  Her hooking is so precise ~ every loop is exactly the same height as the next. 


LOVE IT!!!

Here's another of Wendy's rugs.  "Haints" are evil spirits.  She said it's a southern thing.

 

Some random rugs from the show . . .



This was a very large rug . . . hooked with a very fine cut.  Magnifique :)



Isn't this a great pictorial?



This one too!










What a fun rug!



This rug was incredible ~ more like a painting than a rug.  It was hooked with a fine cut and the detail is breathtaking.  I have never been a fine cut hooker and never will be, but oh, how I admire what they do!


Splashing water!  How would you figure that out?




Thank you so much for dropping by.  I have many more rugs to share in another post (or two?).
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful. There is so much talent out there.

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  2. That last rug is incredible! I can't even imagine hooking something like that! Thank-you so much Lauren for sharing these photos for those that can't make it to Sauder like me! Wow! I need to get there one day!
    Hugs!
    Cathy G

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  3. Nice job with the photos. I can't believe what people can do with rug hooking! This is wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing with all of us! What did you pick up while you were there?

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  4. Gorgeous! What lovely work! Thank you for sharing them.

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  5. Wow! The lion rug is fantastic and the one with the splashing water, too. Incredible. I can't imagine being able to use color to "paint" with wool as those people have. What a talent.

    Thanks for sharing the pics, Lauren!

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  6. I love the coverlet rug. and of couse the last one is amazing. so many rugs such inspriration.
    Cathy

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  7. Oh Goodness Lauren...if I live to be 200 I'd never be able to hook like that! How gorgeous. They don't even look like hooked pieces.

    Karen

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  8. I love the pugs! And the rugs! Do you have any sources for wholesale wool and hooking supplies? I have a small quilt shop just starting out here in the Thumb of MI; I have been looking at our wholesale suppliers to no avail. Keep up the good work with the rescue; you are an angel for these babies! Merrie

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  9. Those are some incredibly awesome and awesomely incredible pieces!! Holy, holy, wow!! LOVE that coverlet one - and the pictorials...and that last painting-sque one especially well! I've hooked in 5 a bit - and swore I would never again - I don't know how these folks to what they do - it's goregious - but it's a good thing I like primitive wide-cuts cuz I could never do otherwise!! Thanks so much for sharing again - can't wait to see more! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  10. Lauren......your pics are wonderful. I am so in awe of these rugs. That last one of the water is unbelievable. And I love the close up detail or Wendy's work. I am sure sorry I missed this show.
    Linda

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  11. beautiful, Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  12. Thanks for taking the time to post all these Lauren - I so wanted to go - must have been great seeing them all in person!

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  13. Amazing rugs, thank you for sharing! Wow, that one looked like a painting with the splashing water!

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  14. Well the talent that some people have is amazing!!!! I'd be happy to create one beautiful rug! Lol Thank you so much for showing the beautiful rugs.

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  15. Incredible pictures, thanks so much! I've been remiss in checking people's blogs and boy have I been missing some good stuff. Also adored that ampi-car and it surely must have been a head-turner.

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing your pic's. Makes me stive to improve ..

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  17. Your pictures are very good, Lauren ~ you took a lot of them!! I'll send people over here to look!!!

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  18. Oh how I wish I could visit Sauder one day - those rugs you showed were all incredible! Beautiful work ! I do hooking with finer cuts but am still a newbie with fine shading techniques. I thought that winter scene with the red house was simply stunning! thanks for taking us there - Mel

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