Thought you might like to meet the gals from my beginning rug hooking class at WITC which is now completed! I had nine students so Teresa and Beth are missing from this photo as they couldn't attend the last class when this photo was taken.
Everyone has continued on hooking in some fashion like Liz and Penny who are working on kits I prepared for them. Heidi and Teresa have built their own frames and plan to start their own designs. Mary is thinking of chair pads she'd like to design and Pat has already dyed her own wool and is working on a mat for a grand daughter with her dyed wool! Each and every student has been an inspiration to me and we had so much fun! The seeds are being planted here in this neck of the Wisconsin northwoods to grow a large group of dedicated hookers.
I am happy to announce that my next class for beginning rug hookers is starting tomorrow evening right here in my studio! Yes.... I have SIX lovely ladies who are very anxious to begin pulling loops. There are two mother and daughter teams who will be in this class. How exciting is that! My heart flutters at the thought of a mother and daughter learning this craft together! And I have TWO pairs in the same class!
Please think of us tomorrow evening and send good vibes to this class! I think I am ready but must go and make a few final preparations! So enjoy a walk about the studio through some photos I took this morning before I flipped on the lights. All quiet and silent. Well not for long..... hooks and loops and wool snippets will be a flyin'!
(linen patterns stretched on frames waiting for the students)
(kits ready to go)
( they can fondle some wool for inspiration)
(Making a little more progress on my 17 circles rug)
(the flower mat kit I designed for Liz)
( the cupboard is full of wool in the entry to greet them)
I'll keep you posted on how the new class is going....... My apologies for being away from the blog for so long...... I've had good intentions but I've putting in some late nights in the studio and other things have developed too. I have a new student who I will tell you about soon. She is taking private lessons from me and has to squeeze it in between her two runs as a mail truck driver! She's a real go getter and wait til you see the rug she is working on!!!! ( her first ever attempt at rug hooking....... oh..... later..... I promise!!!)
Go forth and create!!