Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's Mississippi, y'all!

Mississippi: land of King Cake, fried catfish, and fried pickles!  And some serious rug hooking happens in February as well!
I flew out of Detroit just minutes before the blizzard hit...and flew back into Detroit during a second snow storm.  Seems apropos that this year's Mississippi workshop rug was Santa!
Here are a few photos of the happy hookers, busy with their patterns:


 Everyone was very productive and as you can see, they did a fantastic job with the Santa face.  Part of our lesson was hooking eyes.....










 The part I loved the most was that everyone put their own little spin on how they hooked their pattern.  Some used paisley for accents, others used more muted or antique colors for Santa's robe. Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of ALL of the rugs, but this is a good representation of the work being done.  As always, I was simply amazed at all the talent in the room.  These girls were serious rug hookers!  They got a lot done and it all looked good!  
We decided next year would be a Halloween theme.  I can't wait!

5 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

They all look great, Kris!! You were lucky to get out before the storm ~ a little hooking angel was looking over you!

BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...

How fun thank you for sharing. A picture does speak louder then words.

adailydoseoffiber said...

That looks like so much fun and what a great Santa! The eyes do make all the difference, don't they? My husband also left before the storm and flew to warm and sunny Phoenix....

woolwoman said...

I sure would love to attend this workshop one year. I saw Ginger in Fl last month and she was telling me all about it and how neat it was - just made me want to go all the more! Melody

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kris ~
What a fun class. It looks like one and all did a marvelous job.
Hugs :)
Lauren