Diversity in preferences, styles, techniques, approaches to planning, intuition, spontaneity, execution ...... all of these words describe rug hooking and the elements that go into hooking a rug. Here are some pic's of diversity among some of the great women I know:
My friend Betty, a fine cut artist. Surely this rug is Celebrations bound (and Betty has been in Celebrations several times).
|Betty Taylor, Roseville CA, finished size approximately 4' x 2 1/2'. |
Sorry I do not know the pattern designer's name for this exquisite project.
This was about a two year effort. And in-between working on this masterpiece, can you believe I played a part in getting our Betty, our Ms. 3 and 4 cut, to hook two (yes two!) Magdalena style rugs too!!!!!
Donna's rug finished from the Canadian class I taught in September. What a fun rug and Donna and Loretta (Hooked on the Lake - link on the right under blogs) finished this rug off with a braid. A perfect finish. Donna took the approach in true antiquey style of hooking this rug in pronounced directional hooking.
|Donna Code, Ontario Province Canada, antique adaption|
Sandy recently finished up this kit by LJ Fibers. Laurie Lawson (LJ Fibers) has such a knack for preparing fun and primitive projects in her rug of the year kits. And Sandy raves about the quality of Laurie's kits.
|Sandy Satnowski, Roseville CA|
And Moi? Well I've been quiet lately, and thank you to all who have emailed me to say: "What's the matter? You're too quiet!" I've just been in a quiet space for several weeks and not doing very much hooking.
Here's a little rug I finished a couple weeks ago as part of my little scrappy pattern series. I didn't even draw straight lines for this little mat, in an effort to make it old and funky looking. But the fringe seems to hide these intentional imperfections.
|Kathy Clark, Little Scrappy Chicks pattern, Briarwood Folk Art|