I'm so excited! This weekend my partner in crime aka Carmen and are are going to our first rug hooking retreat! The name of the retreat is three bags full. Lisanne Miller is teaching the class, we will be learning to use textures and shades with just three colors. Each student will bring three bags, each bag will be filled with a different color of wool (all different shades of that particular color of wool). Our rug will be hooked using just three colors.
I started this project by looking in books and magazines. Oh Pinterest, I love you, so many lovelies to see. The choices are endless and overwhelming. I finally settled on a Edyth O'Neill rug called the New Bedford Hearth rug--it's a whale. I choose this rug because Edyth's rug is hooked with three colors--three beautiful shades of colors.
I think a whale rug will be a nice addition to these pieces of needlework in Grandmother Bessie's room, don't you?
The retreat is at Montgomery Bell State Park, one of Tennessee's beautiful parks. If the wind doesn't blow all the leaves off the trees there should be some lovely fall colors. The temps dropped last night to the 20's--perfect hooking weather! A weekend filled with fiber, fun and food! I can already feel the creativity.