Sunday, February 26, 2012


Landscape, 2012
Wool strips and yarn on linen, 6.75" x 7.75"

A simple mat using a single color palette. Green was a challenge, but good practice. There are many times I look at a landscape I want to paint and there are so many shades of green. This is an original design.

Flower Design

Flower Pattern, 2012
Wool strips and yarn on linen, 6.5" x 6.5"

A simple mat in a limited palette. This is an original design.

Home Fires

Home Fires, 2012
Wool strips and yarn on linen, 8.5" x 8.5"

This was an exercise in making a night sky. I enjoyed adding all the movement. This is an original design.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Self Portrait

Self Portrait, 2012
Colored Pencil on Strathmore, 5" x 5"

A quick sketch done with Prismacolor colored pencil.


Seascape, 2012
Various fibers on linen, 5" x 6"

This little mat was made as a learning tool, how to hook water. This is an original design.

Sampler Rug

Sampler Rug, 2012
Assorted fibers on linen, 14.5" x 25.5"

This small rug is a sampler of various fibers; yarn, felted sweater, ribbon, cording, and wool strips. It is a way to understand what different types of fiber look like when hooked. (and it serves as a reminder to me) I then hooked an over dyed wool background.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hooking with T-shirts

T-shirt Hooking on linen, 2012
7.5" x 7.5"

This piece is an exercise in hooking with something I never used before. The little hooked mat is made of strips of old t-shirts. I cut the 1" strips horizontally with a rotary cutter and then pulled them to make them roll. Some strips I hooked close, some I hooked high, and some of the high finished loops I cut with scissors.