Is blogger giving any one else gray hair today? (Lord knows I don't need any more!) I tried uploading pictures for at least two hours and could not get them all uploaded. Hopefully tomorrow I can do better.
My first class was the Berks County Floral, a pattern by Barbara Carroll. Here is her finished piece. We began by picking out what color background and basket we wanted to hook. From there we went to the leaves, flower, tulip and hearts. We left class with a color plan and wool to complete the piece. The finished size is 17" x 20".
Hookers hard at work!
Lots of wool choices.
Saundra of Woodland Junction had "introduced" me to Shari who lives in Lancaster, home of the 2011 biennial. She was in both my classes and it was fun getting to know her. She is a very talented rug hooker and makes the most wonderful early style Santas, elves and dolls which she sells through her website and juried shows. She accomplished a lot more hooking than I did!
This is all I got done :( The colors on the top right will be my tulips and the wool at the bottom my hearts. Unfortunately, no progress will be made on this rug for quite some time. Too many other pieces need to be hooked first.
My second class was with Maria Barton, from the Star Rug Company. What a delightful instructor! If you ever have the opportunity to talk a class from her, do so!
In her class we were hooking a whimsical pumpkin. In addition to traditional hooking, we were adding rolled circles (quilling), using the beading technique and adding lamb's tongues.
Here is Maria's finished sample.
She had also started these two rugs to show what other color pumpkins could be hooked and some fun embelleshments that could be used.
Two ladies decided to hook purple pumpkins and mine is green. Unfortunately, I have no additional pics to share this evening since blogger is being a real booger! Hopefully I can share a few more pics from the class in my next post.
I can't believe the biennial has already come and gone. I am so happy I decided to go. The next biennial will be in San Diego, maybe just a little too far for this hooker to travel.
Thanks for stopping by!
Pug hugs :)
Pug hugs :)