Today's rug is another fabulous one from Deb Nees.
Glad Tidings-Adapted from Lori Brechlin folk art by Spruce Ridge Studios (c)2008
Deb was a student of mine at the Rugs By The Sea rug camp in Cape May, NJ. I love Cape May! What a great rug camp and what a great town. I have taught there for 2 years and each year has been unbelievably creative and wonderful. I have the best students!
There are so many good things about Deb's rug. I think the blue stars are wonderful and so is her Appaloosa horse. She hooked Santa's beard with some Wensleydale lamb curls which turned out to be absolutely perfect. If you click on the picture, check out the buttons, belt buckle, horn strap and jingle bell on Santa's hat. Deb hooked them with some sparkly yarn she found at a local yarn shop in Cape May (there is also some that weaves its way throughout the wreath). It had just enough burnished sparkle to make it noticeable but not overly obvious or gaudy. This yarn sent us teachers (and students) into an anxious tizzy to try to find some for our own stash. The yarn shop was wiped out of it immediately...I wonder what the shop owner thought when we swooped in!?!
Here's a closer look at Santa's beard: