Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Penny Rug Workshop

Our Guild held a workshop on Saturday and learned how to make penny rugs. We met in a wonderful art studio In SLC that belongs to a gal who teaches decorative painting - it was just beautiful! Kits were provided for those who wanted them, and some chose to use their own wool and color selection. Pictures of the day are below.

Towards the end of our meeting, Miriam gave us a demonstration of how she finishes the edges of her rugs when she makes them into pillows - or Christmas stockings -

All in all - it was a great day of learning and visiting with like-minded friends!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another Finished Stool

Here's a picture of another finished stool that was started at the recent Retreat. Nan used a family heirloom for her project - the stool is one that was used in her mother's home for years and years. Now it has been given a fresh new look and will be used and appreciated by future generations.

Such a cute dragonfly motif - after hooking the rug, Nan pulled a few strands of metallic thread through the wings to give it a bit of shimmer and sparkle.

Great paint treatment on the legs draws attention to the details.