Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rug Hooking Today

Today was my rug hooking meeting (well, one of them anyway - I go to three different ones!) and we got such a treat! We just discovered a new rug hooker in the area who recently moved to Utah from CA. Carol came for the first time and brought lots of her rugs to share with us. She's been hooking for 8 years, and the second rug she ever made was selected to be published in Celebrations magazine a few years ago - can you imagine? Anyway, I took pictures of the rugs and will share them here. This first one is my favorite - her inspiration for this beautiful paisley was one of her husband's neckties - is that a great story, or what? The colors in this are my all time favorites - I could have brought it home with me easily and it would fit right into my house. And it's BIG! At least 4' x 6' - most of her rugs were large.


This next picture didn't turn out really well cuz I didn't get a get shot of the border. I love the colors and the way there is movement in the purple center.


This is a Laurel Burch design - one of the hookers in our group was familiar with her work - I guess she started her career designing jewelry, then fabric and quilt designs. Carol is a cat lover and owns several - several of her rugs had loose strips courtesy of her cats! LOL


This is the cat rug that Gene Shepherd recently blogged about - more cats!


This is a rug about Joseph and his coat of many colors. I didn't hear any details about it so I don't know if it's her own design, or what......

A whimsical Christmas rug - please notice the reindeer plugging in the lights on the far right side of the rug. She had bells sewn on to the corners and it made a cheerful jingle when it was handled.


This is the one she is working on right now - an unusual depiction of the Tree of Life.


It was fun to meet Carol today and we look forward to getting to know her better.

9 comments:

Barb said...

Those rugs are awesome!!

Nedra said...

How fun to have Carol join your group. Which group is it? She is so talented!
I'm so glad you have this blog now, and that you don't have to send all the rug pictures individually.

SusanK said...

So sad to lose our friend Carol. She used to be in our Peninsula guild and Wednesday morning hookers. Take good care of her for us. We will miss her inspirational work! Susan Kleidon

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Wow, those are beautiful rugs! How nice to make a new friend too. I will be interested in seeing the last rug completed. It looks awesome!

Have a great day!

Corinne Burke said...

Very Nice Rugs, WOW to be so talented! My favorite is the cats.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What details in those rugs - simply amazing!!

Mimi Sue said...

Love that paisley one. You girls have too much fun. Mimi

TamboinMO said...

Thanks for sharing the rugs. That last one with the tree looks like a Gustav Klimt design. I love his work and would love to do something like this.

lilianril said...

I love the cat rugs! Oh, and I still need to dig out my rug for you to fix the threads that my cats pulled out. I probably should dehair it first too.