February 19, 2010

The workshop focused on the hooking style of Magdalena Briner and how to hook in the Magdalena tradition, but hooking her designs your way. Barb focused on the simplistic folk art of this early and most well known rug hooker. However...choosing the design was the easy part...choosing the colors...well, that was the tricky part. This sample was hooked by Barb's assistant Lisa in Pennsylvania. This is Barb's sample. Barb hooks in the more primitive, looser fashion. She called it "developing your own rhythm"...well, I don't think I have a rhythm..I just keep pulling up the wool..some loops are shorter and some at taller...

This is Jenny...Magdalena was her great, great aunt. Jenny brought a beautiful book with pictures of rugs hooked by Magdalena and rugs hooked by her, using the designs of Magdalena. It was very special having her at this workshop..thanks Jenny!

3 comments:

Deb said...

Bobbie - love the pictures! You must have had so much fun - I'm envious!!!

I finally did get time to spend trying my hand at hooking. All I can say, is that I'm addicted. It's so easy - well, maybe not that easy - I kept splitting my wool and then realized that I wasn't pinching the wool tight enough around the hook. But it is so fun.

Cabin Creek Farm ♥ said...

Great pics Bobbie :) Looks like you were all having fun. Those wools are gorgeous! Can't wait to see your rug.

Kaye said...

Show us your rug, love the pics. Glad you had a good time. You need to move to Ohio.