The windows are open today and I can smell Spring in the air. AHHHHH! Going to paint my kitchen soon and in thinking about my new colors I hooked this large area rug to go under my pub table. What is a table without a runner.... So I pulled this new pattern from my shelf and decided to hook it in a #4 cut and textures/ spot dyes. I chose colors to reflect the waverly print fabric that I will be making some window dressings, some simple design. I am not the seamstress that sister Laura is, so it must be simple!
Upcoming camps....Punderson with Sybil. I am sure she has created something neat to hook in a #3. I also asked her for a giraffe face/neck pillow size. She is great with animals as well as fine cuts so I am hoping to store up some of her wisdom in this dusty brain of mine. Always love to learn new things.
We all have our favorite cuts and pattern styles. However I feel it is important to go out of our box and try a new cut or technique that can only make us better fiber artists. I will also be teaching in Iowa at Teachers Workshop in April. A Kilim. Certainly not a favorite style-oriental. However a good class for me to teach. I tried to do a class in Seville this past January on Kilims but they all stuck their noses up at the idea so we did a primitive snowman instead. Maybe next year. Perhaps an artist trading card size so the pain will be brief for them. hahaha
May brings our state guild meeting and workshop at the Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, OH. Donna Hrkman and Pris Butler will be teaching great classes. A great fun filled weekend!
Don't forget to mark your calendars for Kingwood Center in the summer. June 18, 2011. Great hook in/rug show and shopping. Plus it is free less the parking fee at the gate. Don't miss it! Katie