Friday, April 23, 2010
On the 3rd day of class we took a break from our rugs to learn a new technique called "Sheared Rugs". Janice Lee provided us a piece of burlap, old scraps of wool, shirts, fun fabrics, a cup, plate and bowl. We were to draw a circle and then begin hooking. You hook the loops (just like regular hooking) then cut the loop. The look is fabulous and fun. Most of the class choose to use it for a chairpad. We did decide that our bottom side was much bigger than we wanted to admit and had to keep adding rows to make the pad larger!! It was fun but hard on the hands. Thanks Janice. NOTE: Mine is the finished one! hee hee
I believe this is day 3. We would hook from 9 to 4, eat dinner and then come back and hook till later in the evening.......some even hook into the wee hours of the morning!! It is such fun to see the progress of all the rugs as the 4 days went on. I love to attend this class as it is 4 days of uninterrupted hooking!!
Every year for several years now mom and I have been attending a class in Newton, Iowa. Elsie Ulland does a great job of putting this event together and bringing in wonderful teachers. This year Janice Lee from Black Horse Antiques was our teacher. We were to work on making a rug look "old". I choose our horse pattern and mom choose the "Henny Penny" mat, both designed by Ewe and Eye. This is my pattern before I started. Mom's rug will be pictured as we go along as well.