What a great weekend I had attending the Ali Strebel 3 day workshop organized by the Utah Rug & Fiber Guild. Each of us who attended purchased one of two different design kits that Ali prepared. She then proceeded to teach us some specialty techniques to make our hooked rugs more interesting. Things like beading, standing wool circles, wool applique, snipped loops, and needle felting for small details. It was a great three days of learning and eating and visiting with friends (not especially in that order LOL!) I was able to finish the hooking on my little mat and I think I'm going to turn it into a pillow with proddy fringe around the edges.
You can see lots of pictures of the event on our Guild's blog, and more on Ali's blog too.