I was privileged to attend a 'Whimsy' workshop, hosted by talented teachers and teachers in training, yesterday. I don't know about you but we hookers carry a lot of 'stuff' with us when we hook and I was pleasantly surprised at how much room we had at this event held in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The day was very well organized and the day flew by.
This workshop was to celebrate and honor the artistry of Sylvia MacDonald. Sylvia was an honored member of the Teachers Branch of the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia. Sylvia's family graciously donated her 'Whimsy' design for this workshop.
I decided I would hook my 'whimsy' with yarn! GASP! I know, yarn and I don't get along but me and small areas to hook don't get along either and I've been collecting up skeins of different yarns I've purchased over the years and it was time to put some of them to work. I'll post a picture of my rug once I finish it.
Below are a few pictures from the day. I had wonderful car mates, Shelley and Rennie to keep me company on the long drive to and from Fredericton.
This lovely lady, Mary, was sitting at the same table as myself, Shelley and Rennie and when we were introduced, Mary from Halifax stated she reads my blog with coffee/tea at work and so enjoys it which made me feel so good. Mary is making her 'Whimsy' even more different by sewing on fabric and hooking in the windows for example on the house. I hope she shares this work of art once completed. I'm always fascinated by those who willingly 'sew' anything...grins
My good friend Carol Ann, not long ago, purchased some monks cloth from my studio to make a Christmas tree skirt and she nearly has it finished already! Have a look, this is Carol Ann's design and I just love it! This has been hooked entirely with wool yarn.
I have been able to clean up a couple more projects on my 'to do' list, my design 'Take a Bite Out of Life', for my daughter and husband. It will be her memory rug of all of the countries she has visited in her short 27 years so far. I finished up two sets of the Autumn Corn so far, have a few more to do.
What is coming up this week?