Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Emma Lou Lais

I'm a self taught rug hooker who started about ten years ago. After a couple of years I was able to find a group in Salt Lake City to hook with, and when they told me that Emma Lou Lais was coming to teach a three day class I jumped at the chance to attend. This is the rug I worked on during that workshop - I can't believe I've never gotten those chimneys finished! LOL

I was so sad to read a few days ago that Emma Lou died last week. The rug hooking community has lost a great teacher and inspired designer. You can read her obituary here, and leave a message  in the guest book if you'd like. She had an amazing career as a singer before she ever began rug hooking.

5 comments:

Sue said...

I'm sorry for this loss. I'm sure you are glad that you could sit under her tutilege when you did.

I think it neat that you are self-taught. I'm hoping I can get started with it some day. I just love the look of hooked rugs.

I've done a little, just not much.

I also love the look of this rug.

Janet O. said...

I love this rug, Gayle. So how long would it take to finish the chimneys? : )

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
What a loss to the rug hooking community. How lucky you had the opportunity to learn from her.
Oh my! You are so close on that rug.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Nedra said...

Thanks for sharing the obit with me. I feel privledged to have taken two workshops from Emma Lou at Jennifer's house. So intimate and personal and an amazing experience with a grand lady.

Tamara said...

I love this rug, Gayle. So how long would it take to finish the chimneys? : )