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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Fabulous Rugs Hooked by Doris

Yesterday was the monthly meeting of the Blue and Gray rug hookers who meet near Gettysburg, PA.
Recently it was proposed that each month we have a 'featured hooker' who will bring in a display of rugs to share with the group.  This month my dear friend Doris (Moments in Time) was selected to show her work.

When I think of Doris as a rughooker, the beautifully executed formal rug in a #3 cut always comes to mind.  Doris is a McGowan taught and certified hooker and instructor.  She's been hooking for many years.  She would have to confirm just how many, because I'm not sure.  She's also an expert dyer, specializing in the graduated shades needed for the exquisite shading for which she is famous.

This lovely magnolia rug is Doris at her best.

This is a wonderful example of what can be done with a monochromatic color scheme.

Beautiful leaves, just in time for fall!

I love the muted colors that give this rug an antique look.

And the vibrant colors that are set off by the blue background.

This Oriental plate design is absolutely stunning.

Even though she can skillfully produce the perfect formal rug, there is the sense of humor and folk art side of Doris that shows itself in these last rugs.  They are some of my favorites!  These are the rugs I find most creative and full of personality.

This is Doris's 'study in black and white'.  The white background is hooked in two slightly different shades of white to give a checkerboard effect.

This kitty rug is Doris's own design.  Love that calico!

This has a great old-fashioned folk art feel to it.

But I think the one with the most humor and spontineity is the Library Cat.
Doesn't it just make you smile?

I'm sure Doris will be posting more information about her rugs on her own blog, Moments in Time.
I just can't express how much I enjoy being friends with and learning from such a wonderful person and skilled hooker.

Thank you, Doris, just for being YOU!


  1. Pat, you are an angel and a wonderful friend to have what a wonderful way to affirm and praise your special friend Doris. Doris's rugs are absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad that you posted them. It makes me feel that I know a little bit more about her by her meticulous work. Thanks for posting these on your blog. JB

  2. Greetings dear Pat,

    Dad being an artist, he can only appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry of these examples of hooking. As for me, I of course love seeing the feline versions and would not min, making it my favorite surface to meditate on.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Wishing you all the very best,
    Miss Kitty and Egmont (dad)

  3. Those rugs are amazing. What talent! I'm sure they were even more beautiful in person.

  4. Thank you Pat for your many kind comments. It was an honor to be asked to show my rugs. Glad you enjoyed seeing them. Hope to see you soon.

  5. Pat ~
    Thank you so much for sharing Doris' rugs. They are exquisite. What a talented lady!
    Pug hugs :)

  6. Pat, thanks for showing us Doris's rugs. What a treat! I did lots of ooo-ing and ahh-ing as I looked at each one. I adore the libary cat rug.
    Andrea from RHD

  7. All of them are so gorgeous!!! Love the second, fourth and seventh! So much patience and skill! :-)

  8. Lovely Rugs tks for sharing, I think the four kittens play is my favorite. -- They are all very nice.

  9. she is truly an artist - thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Great rug show! Always wonderful to see different works of one hooker - yep I'm partial to the felines myself!

  11. Pat, There's nothing to be said of Doris's rugs except BEAUTIFUL!!!! Wonder why you like the calico cat???

  12. Great posting of all of Doris' rugs!!

  13. Thanks for the virtual rug show! Doris does beautiful work!

  14. These rugs are stunning to say the least Pat! Don't know what I like best...the rugs or the cat stories!!?? Cats rule you know...Have a wonderful weekend...

  15. I love your rugs,nice collection pictures ..get more beautiful and gorgeous rugs as i got.


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