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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
SOME MORE SAUDER RUGS ~ ~ ~
These two "walls" of rugs were really interesting. The wall at the right is an eclectic assortment ~ the "Tea and Oranges" rug is a stand-out! I love the border on the fruit bowl rug and Halloween rugs are always a winner!
Diane Kelley's cake rugs in the picture below are 'fanciful' in nature ~ they're fun and creative! Diane hooks in different styles including primitive, proddy, and the very artsy fun stuff! We stepped into her class at the hotel and people were working on all kinds of things ~ proddy chickens, sheep, wide cut scrolls (Gene Shepherd) ~ lots of great rugs in that room!
These two monochromatic rugs were really appealing ~ so restful to the eye. The postcard rug at the right is a beauty! So much detail and such beautiful coloring and shading.
The woman and baby rug appears to be hooked with nylon tricot that has been dyed these warm neutral colors. When we were in England, we learned that they use lots of nylon in their hooking, where we often use only wool. A rug I purchased from Cilla Cameron has nylon used for the pumpkin stems ~ it gives off kind of a shimmery glow! It was that shimmer in the woman and baby rug that made me realize the artist had used tricot as their hooking medium.
There are a couple of pictures I'll save for the next post ~ it takes me forever trying to line up the words and pix side by side ~ it doesn't really happen but at least you get to see some of the wonderful art that is rug hooking!
Have a good day!