Wool strips and yarn on linen, 15" x 20"
This is the latest rug. I'm off in a new direction, a lot of different fibers and design elements. The change is due to the influence of Deanne Fitzpatrick from Canada (Amherst, Nova Scotia). I took a 5 week on-line course with her called Wild with Wool. It was well worth the time and money. She developed a site that students entered by password with video demonstrations, audio recordings, activities, and critiques of student work. She includes her technique, her philosophy, and personal anecdotes. She encourages each student not to hook like her, but to find their own artistic voice. Participants were able to interact with one another and upload photos of work and questions, if you chose to do so. She's offering the same class again in April.