Tuesday, June 18, 2019

2019 Directory of Traditional American Craft...

Honored to be selected again for EAL's Directory of Traditional American Crafts!

One of my entries "Swan with Fish" was inspired by a 1810 watercolor and ink drawing from Pennsylvania found at the Free Library of Philadelphia rare book department.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Ah, Spring...fresh wools...


just add to the Etsy Shop...
my naturally ~ plant hand-dyed wool...
marigold...goldenrod...fustic...saxon blue...brazilwood...lac...madder...


...and looking forward to a new gardening season...
this past weekend I planted seeds for this year's dye garden, still to early here for getting in the beds... but soon little sprouts will appear under the grown lights:)


Until next time, Laurie

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Another SNOWY afternoon...

So...I took the time to finally edit some favorite old designs and make Paper and PDF Downloadable Patterns...


The FRUIT MAT Collection is NOW available in the ETSY Shop

...and now back to the rug frame...
hoping this is our last winter blast...
Stay warm and safe ~ Laurie

Saturday, March 2, 2019

March...ing in like a Lion...

Good Morning,
Hope this Saturday finds you well...

We are headed back to the deep freeze after yet another round of snow!


I hear Paul scraping snow off the roof, so I'm sure this pile has grown.

It's beautiful, but a hassle trying to drive around the city...
a good excuse to stay in...
to make soup...
and putter around the studio.
I've been organizing the wool shelves and discovered some beauties I had forgotten about.
I'll be making new bundles and putting them in the ETSY shop soon:)

but before I do that...

I want to share a few of my students rugs from the MCFTA Student Show...


Lisa hooked this adaptation of 1885 Horses...a Woolley Fox pattern...#8 cut wool on Monk's Cloth


Debi hooked this stunning butterfly...
her own design...and her FIRST rug after her little beginner mat!
mostly #8 wool cut on linen...with a bit of black and white nylon stockings.
There are still openings in my Spring II class...
visit the Minnetonka Center for the Arts website for info... Stay warm...think Spring...and have a great weekend! ~Laurie

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

More snow...

Record breaking snow here for February
a no guilt day for staying in and hooking...

Working on a rug for an upcoming Fall publication...
glorious leaves hooked with my marigold dyed wools...
and dreaming of the gardens to come...


Hope you have a lovely day ~ Laurie

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day...



This old heart is one of my first hooked mats...
circa 1970
recycled wool and remnants from sewing projects...
we sewed most of our clothes back then...
I can still remember the jacket I made from that plaid;)

The photo is fuzzy, because it's a scan from a print...
from my 1st camera...a Kodak 126 Instamatic!

Wishing all my friends...old and new...a very Happy Day ~Laurie