. . . also known as trying to hook "Deanne Fitzpatrick" style.
Yesterday I took a class taught by the ever-so-sweet Katie Allman of Kid'l de Divey Woolens taught at That'll Do Farm. I have spent the last 7 years hooking exclusively with wool strips trying to get even loops. Yesterday I was to put that out of my mind and it was not easy! I can best describe Deanne's style as very random using as many different fibers as Katie could come up with. We hooked with wool, yarn, roving, sweaters, fabric, etc. It is not the orderly hooking I am used to! Two ladies had never hooked before so they had a definite advantage. The hooked piece must be viewed from afar like an impressionistic painting. Here are a couple works in progress.
Katie explaining how to hook the sky.
Hookers hard at work. I can't believe I didn't take any pictures of the many DF style rugs that Katie had hooked and brought with her.
Here is the progress I made in class with a little help from Katie. Every once in a while she would come hook with me, adding a piece of wild roving or other fiber :) I think I need to re-do my windows. They look, shall we say, a little large?
After a yummy lunch we headed to the pasture to visit with some of the furry residents of That'll Do. Here's Katie taking a picture of the oh-so-handsome Joey, guard of the sheep.
Melissa giving the boys a little snack.
Having a bad hair day.
What a fun day! I think I am going to struggle with this rug but since it's not very large (about 12" x 16") I should be able to get it done . . . some day.
Happy Friday to you!
Pug hugs :)
Pug hugs :)