Nantucket Broom Ride
Adapted from the artwork of Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm
Hooked by Saundra Porter
Saundra was in my class at Cape May a few years ago and this was the rug we worked on together. Of course, Saundra gets the most credit because of her wonderful rug hooking technique but I do have to say that I am a proud Mama Hen because I had a part in the color planning. I always bring a huge amount of wool when I teach but Saundra has a phenomenal stash of textures too, so between the two of us, we had some really lovely choices.
Because of the night sky, we decided to dress the witch in purple but she still faded a little into the background. A lighter purple "halo" hooked around her took care of that problem. Don't you love the witch's sassy red hair?
I brought a striped off-white texture that I had Saundra hook for the house on the far left. She hooked it in straight lines so it resembles white-washed boards. The purple roof and door are fabulous too.
The really playful part of the rug happened after rug camp ended...(I hope I'm remembering this story correctly) Saundra wanted to add a little extra to the witch and Barb Carroll suggested the green scarf. I couldn't agree more that it is the icing on the cake! It added just a bit of pizazz and movement. You can just imagine that the witch is having a crazy fun whale of a ride!
You can order the pattern here:
Remember that the scarf is not routinely drawn on the pattern but if you write it in the "notes" section of the order form, I can draw one in for you.