Friday, June 24, 2011

Pictures of Rug Camp

In the beginning of June, I had the pleasure of traveling to Libertyville, Illinois to teach a 3-day workshop.  These girls were not only talented but a lot of fun!  As typical for me, I did not pull my camera out until the last day (too busy!) and snapped a few pictures.  I wish I could have taken photos of all the rugs...but here is a good sampling:
This is Karen Maddi's rug.  It was her design (inspired by Klimt) and her color choices.  I mostly offered my opinion.  This is going to be spectacular, folks!  I can't wait to see the finished rug.
  Carol Waugh was hooking my Liberty design.  She had started this at another camp and continued to work on it while I was there.  Another gorgeous rug and a great color plan.
Betty Miller was working on a new Lori Brechlin adaptation, Lori's Flower Basket.  She revised the pattern, hooking the name and birthdate of her new granddaughter.
 Workshop participants come in all shapes and sizes!
Liz Abel was working on Emma Lou's Antique Floral Runner.  Whew!  This is ONE BIG RUG!  But we got it all color planned and Liz is a pretty fast worker so she'll have it done in no time.
 This is Lauren, busy at work.  She hadn't hooked in a while so she was getting back into the swing of things.
Here is Lauren's beautiful rug, a Lori Brechlin adaptation, Sunflower Witch.  This is turning out fantastic!  Part of my workshop demonstration was hooking eyes...I hooked one eye and Lauren did the other you can't tell who did which (or should I say "witch") eye?!?
 Some of the rug hookers, busy at their frames.
On the last day of class, there was a house fire across the parking lot.  I had never been this close to a house fire before and it was interesting and horrifying at the same time.  Here's a shot of the firemen trying to break in the back door.  You can see flames in the front; this was a car that was on fire too.
It was a fabulous camp and I was impressed by the hooking abilities of all the ladies.  Thanks so much for choosing me as your teacher!


Julia said...

I love that sunflower witch, and you are right about a lots of talented ladies. The house fire must have been quite distracting with all the smoke and going about by the firemen.

What a cute little hooker at heart. Thanks for sharing this with us. JB

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love the witch rug!!!