Sunday, February 12, 2023

Loving Rug Hooking

 For the past few months I have been exploring a new medium, with the materials, tools and techniques of traditional rug hooking. First off made some vases with flowers. Then moved into some big stuffed 3 D angel sculptures and now making chickens. Kind of random with the chickens but saw a wooden chicken and got inspired to make some. I have an art exhibit coming up in April and in addition to other art planning to do some kind of an installation with the chickens......making a flock including more chickens, a rooster and some chicks. Chickens are 13" high, created with all cut wool strips. Backing is wool. Brainstorming right now on how to integrate chicken wire, straw and maybe cardboard to make some kind of a chicken coop display.

The all wool 7" vases below have yarn flowers made with a cute little loom and pom pom flowers made with a pom pom maker.

The angels below are about two feet high, hooked with wool and assorted yarns.  While stuffing, I hand sewed seams where the wings are attached to create a 3 D effect. This duo is sitting on a bookshelf in my living room in front of a couple of paintings. Everything seems to be matching here. Painting on the left was done a year or so ago, painting on the right more like 40 years ago! Angels in the middle Feb 2023.

If you are in the neighborhood stop by Triptych Salon in Phoenixville for One of a Kind Wearable Art Jackettes and Shawls, Fiber Vases,  Fiber Art Collages and more. Exhibit is up till Feb 28th.
After that I will be at Collabery Gallery in April. Details to follow on that.

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