By Rug Hooking Magazine
By no means prior to have all of the Reader's selection rugs been amassed jointly in a single quantity. the simplest of the simplest, the rugs selected by means of rug hookers themselves, those rugs have been voted the favorites through the readers of Rug Hooking journal within the annual get together of Hand-Hooked Rugs competitions.
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The wool for the ears was dyed pink, then over dyed with some of the same gray. Gray over dyed with green also found its way into the leaves. Fuzzy, as-is wool was used for the thistles. Because the piece was to be used as a wall hanging, the wool for these prickly plants was puffed up to look more authentic. Della achieved the hairy look of the dog’s coat by using narrow pieces of wool, some hooked beyond the dog’s outline, for a wispy effect. Della’s favorite part of this piece is Glynis herself.
I learned about rug hookers from around the country by pouring over editions of Celebration. Certain images made a profound impression. Two rugs that particularly “wowed” me with their design perfection were “J is for Joseph,” (designed and hooked by Patty Yoder and featured in Celebration VI) and “Rape of Europa” (designed and hooked by Jule Marie Smith, featured in Celebration VIII). I admired these masterpieces from my arm chair. I loved learning how Patty developed the color wheel used in “Joseph,” through her personal study with Maryanne Lincoln.
Jeanne finished this rug over the summer, framed it, and exhibited it at the Chelmsford Art Society, the Massachusetts Council for the Arts, and the Eastern States Exhibition. Into Dreams, 20½" in diameter, wool on monk’s cloth. Designed and hooked by Jenie Stewart. CARL LEONARD STEWART Into Dreams Third Place Readers’ Choice Jenie Stewart Carousels are important in Jenie Stewart’s life. As a child, her Grandmother Gregson took her to the park in Long Beach, California, to ride the merry-go-round.