Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year, New Design, New Rug

In just about 2 1/2 weeks, I'll be heading down to Canton Mississippi to teach another fun rug hooking workshop. The gals who took my Emma's Garden workshop last year asked me to design another pattern for their 2010 class. I have been happily hooking away on my newly designed rug and I'm having a lot of fun in the process!!!
Here is a sneak peek:


The new pattern is called Have Ye Any Wool and features a sheep, goat and rooster standing one on top of the other. The techniques I'm teaching this year include: quilling, hooking two different kinds of eyes, hooking houses, hooking letters, hooking with roving, and hooking stars and giving them nice crisp points (If you've been following my blog, you are already privy to my lessons on hooking letters and houses ~ lucky you!). There might be a few more tips and tricks, depending on what I can think up between now and then. I'm still waiting for my background wool to come in, so some of my hooking progress has been put on hold. In the meantime, I've taken the sheep motif and made it into a smaller pattern...I'm hooking a smaller mat and I'm going to make it into a pillow. This will allow me to demonstrate some alternative techniques for hooking sheep. And maybe do some beading around the edges...this is just so exciting and I'll be showing you more soon!
I love when a plan (and a new rug) starts coming together!


6 comments:

Mary said...

Oh Kris! You are a tease!!!! Your new rug looks great--at least the par that you've shared. Can't wait to see more! I know it will be a great workshop. Thanks for giving us a sneak peak!

katie said...

I love the chickens wing and the swirls on the goat. I love a little whimsey and yours is perfect.

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

I do enjoy reading about your process,it has helped me in my own rug hooking...thanks for sharing! Susan

Maria said...

Kris, I absolutely LOVE THIS RUG!!!! I need to buy a pattern.....pleassssssssssse! I've been itching to do a rug with those circles for the curly cues in the sheep....Great pattern!!! Maria

shontashane said...

goodjob!........................................

Lori said...

Kris,
Your rug is going to be so great! Can't wait to see more!