Sunday, October 22, 2017

Class with Cynthia Norwood ~


I was fortunate to get in a class with Cynthia Norwood at the ATHA biennial.  Since reading Cynthia's first book, I knew primitive was the way I wanted to hook.  Our class was titled "The Beauty of Primitives".  Everyone was hooking the same pattern but we got to choose our wools for each element from wools Cynthia brought to the class.
 
Cynthia's rug ~
 
 
Close up ~



Cynthia ~

 
The first worms I chose ~

 
Getting started ~

 
Hookers hard at work.  Those standing in the back were choosing their optional background wool.
 
 
Class throw down.  Similar yet each one different.
 



Pretty Girl approved :)  It's been a very long time since I've been hooking pug hair in to a rug . . . lol.


I pulled my final loops this evening.  The finished size is 13 1/4" x 20".
 
 
There is a strip of antique paisley hooked in the flower (and one in the basket).  I'm sure I would never have chosen the wools hooked in the flower, but I am loving it.
 
 
I was so happy to finally have the opportunity to be in a class with Cynthia and it was wonderful.  Unfortunately I had to leave class an hour early to head south to Hooked in the Valley.  More on that later.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Saturday, October 21, 2017

ATHA Rug Show ~ the End

 
I may have missed a few rugs and I know more were hung after I took these.  So many wonderful rugs.  So much talent. 
 





















This was too stinkin' cute :)
 
Front
 
Back




I still have to post about my class with Cynthia Norwood.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ATHA Rug Show ~ Part Two

 
So much talent displayed in one room :)
 
 





















So sorry this came out blurry.
Just a fun piece attached to
a vintage suitcase.









Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren