Monday, June 23, 2014

Really Hooked

I was lucky enough to attend a 3 day rug camp taught by Sharon Smith.  Sponsored by Utah Rug and Fiber Guild.  She is a master as far as I am concerned and has only been hooking 5 years and had hooked over 70 rugs!!  Her website, Off The Hook Rugs is here.  She was a wonderful teacher and not only did I learn a LOT, I was very inspired to start hooking again.  I loved my time with all of the fun ladies.  I have a few photos to share.

This is Sharon and she is delightful! And so talented.

I chose to do this rug of her design.  I just love the way the Poppies pop off that dark background.
My colors are quite bright! 

I wish I had taken photos of all of her rugs, 
but it was easy to get distracted in a room full of busy hookers!

 This is the large rug that is behind Sharon in the photo above it.

 I loved these and have so many bits and bobs of my own that I could probably make several!

 We were snug as bugs but sure had a great time chatting up a storm!

 Carol stopped by to say hi and found a friend she hadn't seen in over 30 years!  So sweet!

The fabulous Pat made these adorable birds!  Each day there was a new surprise for everyone.
 The other Sharon demonstrated how to crochet around the edge to finish off a rug.  Pretty cool!!

If you haven't tried hooking, you really should!!

Here is my progress.  I'm loving it and I'm already of dreaming of the next one to start :)