Friday, December 23, 2011

Rug of the Day - December 23rd

I'm going to change things up today and show you a rug that is not my design nor one that I sell,  but it is too fabulous not to share!
This was hooked by Kathy Gish.  Her husband had taken a photograph in Nova Scotia and drew the image up on linen for Kathy to hook, and she wanted to give it to him as a gift.  She was a little worried about how to proceed so she signed up for a class with me so I could give her some pointers.  We also referred to Jane Halliwell Green's book., Pictorial Hooked Rugs.  The picture originally showed an empty boat but Kathy added George fishing.
I am so proud of what Kathy has done with this rug!  It is just fabulous and I know her husband really loves it too.
It was a little out of the box for both of us (me being a primitive teacher, Kathy being more of a primitive hooker) but it's proof that once you put your heart and soul into something, you can make it happen.


Michelle said...

It speaks volumes. What a wonderful gift for her husband. You both did a wonderful job. Simply stunning work.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Wonderful! What a gift to treasure for a lifetime!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs :)

Joni of Fully Wooly Primitives said...

absolutely gorgeous!Merry Christmas

Saundra said...

Wow, she did a fantastic job. Her hooking and your guidance were a very good team with great results.


Julia said...

How nice of you to post a picture of this beautiful rug. I'm sure that her husband will treasure it. It's moments like this that makes you proud of your student's accomplishment and rightly so. You have done an outstanding teaching job.

Wishing you the Merriest of Christmas. JB

Lesley Ann Staples said...

This Rug is fantastic. Great great job.