Dressing for spring also took place in the wonderful rug hooking class taught by Mary Anne Wise in my home last Friday. Mary Anne is from Wisconsin and has been working in various ways with the Mayan women in Guatemala for several years. During her latest trip, she taught them rug design and hooking and at our semi-annual hook-in on Saturday we were able to see lots of pictures. They hook with whatever cloth is available so that’s what we did in Friday’s class. Using nothing but a very large pile of thrift store clothing of every texture, color, and type, we hand-cut our strips and began ‘dressing’ our designs. It was a challenge to choose colors and fabrics that we may have never hooked with before. And there was some…ahem…shall we say ‘
hoarding hiding of the cloth’? You know who you are! LOL A wonderful time was had by all and I can say that my rug is almost finished and yesterday I made a trip back to the thrift store to get just the right colors for a second rug I have in mind. Who knows? It may just be a giveaway on this blog. Stay tuned.
Tonia, Jan, Kathie, Diane, Me
Georgia and Tonia
Kathie, Diane, and Mary Anne
Untie a ribbon in your life – you might find an adventure!