Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rug hooking workshop at Artfest

 Our workshop mascot for the day was this sweet little needle felted sheep made by Victoria below.
We had such a great group gathered for the hooking workshop. Everyone made completely unique houses plus a winged heart and fun green bird.

 Slow and steady, Victoria's house is taking shape. She also gave everyone in the class a handmade book and I added some more fun places to visit in San Francisco.

 Wow! I don't know how she did it! The first completed work in class and so fun. Her art students are sure to enjoy her fiber art hooking classes!
 Loving this bird! I brought several patterns besides the little houses to play with. So glad this green birdie showed up.

 The beginning stages of a great little house. Love the "owl" letters. The black strips at the top are our practice strips.

 Ellen and Francie liked the natural light coming in from the windows and kept us all entertained with good music.

 Love how the colors mixed in the roof area here and the greenery at the lower edge.

 Isn't this fun?! Love how the little chimney peeks out from the roof and the fun mix of wools.

Another happy hooker! A fun little house with a heart....

What a great day we all had. Loved spending the day with such wonderful women. As Deanne Fitzpatrick says, once you have hooked at least one piece you can teach someone how to hook. Everyone jumped right in and started their piece and most actually finished up their designs in one days work and they all came out so beautifully whimsical and fun.


Marie said...

Once while visiting the Shelburne Museum, I was able to practice rug hooking. Every year there was a rug hooking show and they set up stations so museum goers could try their hand at rug hooking. What fun! I know I would enjoy it. The workshop looks like it was soooo much fun <3

Penney said...

Wow! I did not know there was a hooking class at ArtFest! I love to hook, thanks for sharing!

art spirit said...

Thanks, Marie and Penney! We really had a great time. Hoping that Teesha gets Artfiberfest going again and we can do lots more fun fiber things.

roussette said...

how great!!!!!

I'm a happy hooker too :)

Me and Bis said...

Wow! These are great, and what fun! I am getting ready to start my first...may be calling on you!