Sunday, October 20, 2013


This is my progress for the Thursday thru Friday "2 in 1" class with Ali Strebel and Karen Kahle of Primitive Spirits. Wish I'd taken a photo of those two talented artists! We were given linen with a 14" x 20" rectangle already drawn on and templates and ideas to make our own rendition of Welcome Home, the theme of the class.
This was mine! For the hill, I used dyed roving cord from Ali and needle felted it onto the linen. The windows and door are needle felted over the hooked house ~ much easier than hooking around a hooked window strip. Of course, that's only appropriate for a rug that will hang ~ not a floor rug, for sure!! The hearts and leaf motifs are also felted and the background is a dyed piece from Nola Heidbreder that I purchased at Sauder. I love it!! I'll finish this soon ~ could have finished it this week if I didn't wander and visit so much!

This is friend MJ's version of Karen's pattern ~ very nice start!

Friend Jackie hooked sections that when assembled will be a free-standing house! Ali had a sample that you will see in a later post! Can't wait for Jackie to put hers together!

Friend Charisse designed and finished her Blue Moon during the class!! She is a dedicated hooker!

Friend Pam ~ YOU DID AWESOME!!!! Sometimes she's a wanderer (it was me this time)and I like to tease her but no teasing this time! Very proud of you, Pammie!!

New friend Valerie hooked a key on her Welcome mat ~ she has been a long time customer and we had a good time getting acquainted in Tipp City!

Marketa and I have been at several classes in Tipp together and she hooks beautifully! So glad she joined us for dinner ~ we had some fabulous food in this historic town!!

I believe this is Deb's version of a pattern you'll see often!

As you can see, it was popular! I think this is Jennifer McKelvie's ~ a very nice gal indeed!

This lady did her design and her colors were very Karen Kahle-like!

One of the gals who came clear from Nova Scotia to hook with us, hooking a brick house for her son!

Friend Sue really got a lot done ~ her hooking is so neat!

Another lady who hooked her own design ~ love the fleece sheep!

Paula from Nova Scotia finished her mat, too! That's what happens when you are focused!!

Another finished mat ~ love her background!

Last but not least, Miss Tippy in her new home!! Karen brought dolls from her artist friend, Olive Rose and this one came home with me! Friend MJ took home her companion, Tipp ~ I'll post his picture next time!!

Of all the rugs that I didn't get a picture of was friend Heidi's!!! We went together and she has a great start on her lake trailer. She packed away her rug while I was flitting about and as I'm going thru all of these, I discovered I didn't have hers ~ you'll love it! I'm going to go get a photo of it this week!! So glad Heidi came ~ we haven't been hooking together in a long while ~ it was good to have her along ~ gave me someone to talk to in the middle of my sleepless nights ~ she's not a good sleeper either! I'll be calling you, Heidi!!

We had a great time ~ there is more to post but I must go for now! Very inspiring three days that had been prefaced with four days in Ligonier for me! Long, fun week of rug hooking!! Woo hoo!!!

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Saundra said...

Delightful rugs all. A Karen Kahle class is on my bucket list.
I have a pincushion by Olive Rose, it was a pincushion swap I joined over 7 years ago. Wish one of her dolls lived here too.


Cathy G. said...

Hi Alice,
Love seeing the different versions of the same pattern!
You are so lucky to have attended a class with Karen and Ali.... Thank-you for taking photos and sharing them here! We need all the inspiration we can get here in snowy WI! The ground is white as I type!!
Cathy G

Kim said...

A successful few days it seems. Everyone's projects are great. I bet it was fun. And you had a Nova Scotian there?? Now I'm extra jealous :)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Two from Cape Breton, Kim !! Very nice gals of course!! Cathy ~ you have white on the ground? It's right around the corner for us, then!! We are lucky to be able to drive a couple of hours and take class from two fun teachers!!

Jacque. said...

Oh's always fun to see the same pattern done by different people, in different colors. Very interesting!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What fun! Love seeing all the rugs.
Isn't Val a sweetie? She has the most wonderful smile.
Hugs :)

Julia said...

It always amazes me to see the different interpretations of the same pattern. It just goes to show how we are all different when it comes to creating.

There are some serious hookers out there to come all the way from N.S. to be with you.

I can't believe that Cathy has snow on the ground and we still have flies and mosquitos here in N.B.
Thanks for sharing your fun time at the hooking class.