This year Ali Strebel and I will be teaching a rug hooking class called techniques. One of the things that I will be talking about is the fact that quite a few of the rugs that I create are actually punch hooked. Continue reading
I wanted to share with you this little video that I found in my web travels. It really did make me feel happy and thought it might have that effect on you too. Continue reading
This is a fun event and one of the few available in the Pacific Northwest for the craft of rug hooking. I will be there as usual with my patterns, wool, and other things for sale. Many other vendors will be selling wool and other handmade fiber arts.
The rug show is inspiring. Actually the whole thing is a boost of inspiration for fiber lovers. I love how this event ushers in the festive Fall mood with the lovely pumpkins decorating each table, the hand-made name tags, and the homey potluck!
Make a day of it! Come and stay the whole time hobnobbing, eating, hooking and shopping. Bring a dish to share for the potluck. Stop by my booth and say hi and let me know you read my blog. I would love to meet you there!
Have a creative day ~ Karen
The lovely pattern used with permission in the flyer, Expect Good Things, is by Brenda Beerhorst and is available through her etsy shop here: BRENDABEERHORSTSHOP
Here in my studio, having no table space with beautiful piles of wool covering them is not a bad thing. In fact it can be a very inspiring thing for me as a fiber artist. I thought that I would share with you my process Continue reading
Friends of mine usually come with a craft in hand, because they know me. I am the craft lady. My way of having fun typically includes making something. So my Washington friend Lianne brought her Star Rug Company snow family design to hook when she came to visit. Lianne loved all my lights and tried out my IKEA clip on LED light on her hooking frame. It is really bright. Continue reading
Every now and then when the studio gets messy and I find myself gravitating to the kitchen instead of my craft room, I know it’s time to rearrange things. One thing I do to get me inspired is to plan for visitors to come over. Then I have a deadline! Continue reading
You may have noticed that I have added a new page above in my menu strip called “Best Posts”. On this new page I have links to what I consider to be some of the best Continue reading
I have missed your company here on my blog. Busy with this and that, I often come across a creative inspiration and think — this would be great to share, I want to remember to talk about that idea with my blog friends. So you have been on my mind.
Since I have been knitting and crocheting, a memory came to me of my first knitting needles Continue reading
Spring makes me think of birds and nesting time. I thought that I would share with you this hooked piece by LindaB. Continue reading
The first design is on my studio floor. I gave you some sneak peeks of it as I was hooking, and today I am excited to show you it completed!
This design is called “Jane Austen” and it is 29″ X 45″, a primitive floral with a mosaic border. Named after the author and her namesake rose, it is unabashedly romantic. Continue reading