Who is Orange Sink?
- Cathy G.
- Rice Lake, WI, United States
- My home town is Rice Lake, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I own Red House Wool Studio~ an in-home wool and rug hooking business. I enjoy collecting and decorating with antiques and primitives. Orange Sink Blog is a journal of my interests and ramblings about life. Cathy Greschner
Monday, March 7, 2011
Ten Hookers Hooking!
This is a very quick post letting you know the second session of my rug hooking class was crazy great!! I cannot say enough about what a wonderful group of ladies I have been blessed with for my very first experience of teaching rug hooking! There are a couple of students missing in the photo. I think April got cut off the pic and Patty couldn't make it that night.
Those attending and letting their creative abilities soar were: Mary, Dee, Francis, Betty, Eva, Nancy Jean, April, Jamie, and Cora. I had to quickly take a couple of photos as I was busy helping and flying around the room! Wait til you see what wonderful things were being done for first projects! I was astounded at what simply giving them the wool, a hook and backing stapled to a frame what each student designed within a five inch square! More photos to come as they progress!
I am making progress too on the new little ditty I designed last week. I'm using hand torn strips for the background and number eight cut for the flowers and tongues. Slipped a little hand cut strip of Terra Cotta color into the tongues. It's going really quickly and hopefully will have it ready to steam and bind. This will part of the class Wed. night.
Now I have to put my mind and hands to work deciding how to handle and keep the momentum going for all of these ladies to continue on and be the great hookers they are destined and want to be! Obstacles or should we call them challenges will be to find cutters, frames and wool. I have irons in the fire for some of it and still working on outlets for other things! As Spring slowly approaches here in Northern WI ten new hooker chics have been born! They will need nurturing and tender care and a steady diet of hand dyed wool! Lets hope this old mother hen is up to her new challenge of caring for her brood!