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!