Monday, June 23, 2014

A Colorful Summer

I'm having a most colorful summer!  Just returned form the Heather Richie rug camp in Cape Fair Missouri.  What an inspiring experience!  Heather is Britain's top rug hooker, and has made many trips to Africa over the past 20 years teaching rug hooking to the blind,  establishing a school and foundation.  Her stories were sad, funny, inspiring, and simply mind blowing.  Her use of color and materials were such a refreshing shot in the arm for me.  Here are a few samples of Heather's gorgeous work.

Aren't the colors absolutely luscious?!  Lovely flowers literally popping up all over the place!

I took a very large piece that's mostly in shades of red, and very abstract.  Here's a couple peeks!

I accomplished quite a bit more than this, and will show the progress as I go.... lots of the above with quite a bit of ribbon, sari silk, yarn, and bits of this and that.  In fact, it's so large that hubby is taking me to Salt Box Primitive in Warsaw, MO to purchase a nice new large frame.  It will be much easier to hook something this big (60"x 30") because of weight and general awkwardness. 

I went on this adventure with lovely bestie Tammy from Love Your Life.

Pop over to her blog and you can see lots more from the retreat and what she ended up doing.  Quite amazing!

I came home with come curly sheep wool, a gift from Heather.  I began knitting this little curly sheep bag.

It may look like a curly sheep mess in this photo, but I think it's going to be really cute.  I'll post a pic when it's finished.

Added treats from the camp were.....

A newborn baby goat, born the first day of our retreat.

And two sweet donkies that greeted me each morning!

All in all, a very colorful summer so far!



Tammy Burks said...

Such a great time!!! Can't wait to see the progress on your big rug!!

susan jenkins said...

Hi dulcy,

I love, love, love all your projects! Just beautiful colors! Makes me want to get some reds in my life!! Brights!
Beautiful Bags!
xo Susan