First of all, let me just say that the Spruce Ridge Studios Open House and Tent Sale will be held rain or shine! I know the weather looks a little "iffy" for this week-end but we will still go ahead with our plans...even if we have to move it inside! We are praying that the rain holds off until later in the afternoon so that we can put out all the glorious stuff that the shoppers will be looking for.
This spring, I had a wonderful group of ladies come to my studio for rug hooking classes. They were eager to learn and quickly applied their new techniques to their hooking projects. Here are a few of the things they hooked:
This is Pat's project, the Honey Bee Chair Pad from Notforgotten Farm (through Spruce Ridge Studios). After showing how to sculpt loops, Pat went home and came back to the next week's class with this! The bee's head and body are sculpted. You might be able to see this better if you click on the photo. Truly amazing! The bee's eyes are quillie circles. I love the little stinger that Pat added too.
Sue M. hooked and prodded this purse. The Proddy Sunflowers Mat comes in a kit that I sell (not on my website but if you are interested in purchasing one, please send me an e-mail). When she finished the mat, she sewed it into a little purse! I think what makes the whole thing is that she found those fun and funky leather purse handles! Another excellent job and oh so creative!
Sue E. hooked my Farmhouse Geometric pattern. She used a black reversible striped wool, which makes the border look so old and faded. She also finished the edges with a crochet finish using wool fabric strips.
Just another FYI about the tent sale....I have more than 32 different textured woolens on bolts (not full bolts but still a substantial amount) that will be clearance-priced. I know that many of you are a long distance away and cannot attend the sale. Following the sale and as time allows, I will post the left overs on my blog. They will be sold "first come, first served" so stay tuned!