Wednesday, November 21, 2012

HANDTORN CHAIRPAD ~ ~ ~




Thursday, two hooker friends came to take a class on hooking this chair pad with 1" handtorn strips of wool. We had so much fun that I forgot to take pictures! Susan's was more subtle and Joan's was very dramatic in color. They are sending pix of the finished pieces and I will show you then! If you would like the 14" round pattern or want to come for a class, email or call me! The pattern is $24 on linen. The girls really loved how fast this goes and I think we'll be doing more of it!


Another friend, marge, came with them ~ but Marge is not a hooker! She's a painter and a needlefelter. She brought this for show and tell and now it belongs to me ~ woo hoo! I love pumpkins and this is really a great piece. Marge and I both grew up in Homerville in Medina county and have done shows together for many years. So we all had lots to talk about and the day went fast. She paints very small paintings and through the years, I've bought many ~ Marge was thrilled to walk around and see so much of her art work hanging on our walls!!




This is the first of her felting pieces that I bought ~ click on it to see how beautiful it is!

Off to my bed now ~ it's been such a busy day ~ can't even recount to you all that I did ~ I need a rest!

Thanks for dropping by!!
Alice

6 comments:

acorn hollow said...

I love the hand torn pieces and have done a couple. It takes a lot more time but the results are wonderful. I am trying my hand at needle felting but you can be sure it will never be as beautiful as those.
Cathy

Orange Sink said...

Hi Alice,
What a great look those hand torn pieces have to them!
It's a fun thing to try! My wrist gets a workout though so a small piece like your tree pattern is a great size to work on!
So blessed you are to have such a talented artist friend! Love the felted sheep! I hope you get some much needed rest.... I feel the same here after such a busy past couple of months! It's a happy tired though! LOL!
Warmest of wishes for a blessed and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Alice!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Julia said...

Your hand torn pieces rug pad looks luxurious to sit on. I love your friend's felted pieces too.She is very artistic.

Go get some rest and recharge your batteries.
Happy Thanksgiving.
JB

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
Love how your chairpad turned out!
Marge is most talented!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Hugs :)
Lauren

s said...

Hi Alice!
Love how your chairpad turned out! Marge is very talented.....oh i wished that piece lived with me it is great . Happy Thanksgiving!
Sheila

Karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving Alice
Oh I love the tree chair pad -it's gorgeous.
I have heard of hand tearing wool strips but have been afraid to do it and ruin my wonderful wool. I don't have all that much of larger pieces so am a bit afraid.
Karen