I was planning to do a quick post on Friday night and include pictures from the day’s classes and the Foxy Ladies’ display, but I decided that rug hooking deserved more time and space. So here’s the recap! I had 8 students this year. You’ve seen the heart and tulip pattern before, but not in these colors.
I do enjoy seeing what background fabric each student chooses, and then later in class the colors they want to hook for the design areas.
Can’t not say it – it’s always fun to have a man in class!
Look at the bright colors in this picture. It is interesting when a person chooses colors that reflect their attire.
And here we are on Saturday at the booth; such a welcoming and delightful entry area. This very wonderful rug was hooked (and sewn) by Karen Maddi-Perks. Hopefully the photo is good enough that if you click on it you can see the wonderful embroidery work and buttons on the border tongues.
Here is Karen with her latest rug design, explaining rug hooking to a visitor.
And the whole booth area, full of beautiful hooked pieces, enthusiastic hookers and interested fair goers…. ;-D
All in all, I think that rugs and rug hookers made quite a splash at the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair!