Monday, June 27, 2011

As Is Wool in Rug Hooking

I spend many hours playing with dyes and turning wool beautiful colors.  Currently, I am working on a sample for a beginning rug hooking class at Woolkeepers Hook-In in Camby, Indiana this fall.  As I work on this mat, I'm reminded that some of the best effects often come from "as is" wool.  It is a matter of choosing your color palette and looking for a piece that has all of those colors.  Although I purchased wool I thought I would use in this project, only one of the two pieces "worked".  I went to my stash and found a replacement for the non-working wool that is perfect.  I just hope I have enough of it for all of the kits I need!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Just when you thought you were safe...

This past Monday I had a glorious time vending at Texas Rugfest in Grapevine, Texas.  It being my fourth time at the event, I see many returning faces that I now consider friends.  The downside to the day was the engine hiccup my vehicle had driving back to Oklahoma.  My good friend who was with me at the time rescued me with her AAA membership and a 200 mile tow back to Wagoner.  (I knew trouble was coming when I found out my husband was scheduled to be out of state for work this week.)

Today marks the start of another weekend.  I'm teaching a beginning rug hooking class at the Multi Arts Studio in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Let's hope the travel is uneventful....

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Native Plant and Dye Garden

My garden bed is a glorious riot of color!  It's slightly messy appearance reminds me that it is a "wild" thing not to be tamed, but appreciated.