Sunday, October 2, 2011

3-in-1 Creative Workshop, 2011

Another exciting and creative weekend!  Lots of laughs, good food (thanks, Marilyn!) and creative hooking.

This years project was the Shape of Things, where we concentrated on geometrics and patterns.  Students had three different choices from Karen, Nola & myself, extra pieces brought for inspiration, or they could do their own thing.  Everyone designed their own piece, and started hooking.  Mini classes were taught throughout the weekend, show and tell, a journal project on Thursday evening, and a hook-in on Saturday, along with a presentation on purses and bags.  Over all, a packed full, filled weekend.

Before and after - getting ready and setting up before students arrive.  Plenty of wool and other goodies to entice everyone.

My rug where I combined needle felted pennies with rug hooking.  The bag used Nola's patterns to do wool applique.

 These are Karen's rugs & pillow.  Using her unique touch to make them look antique.

Nola did 2 rugs, one inspired by an antique rug she has, the other using a wide range materials like bread bags, netting, yarn, etc - so creative!

Some of the pieces we brought along for inspiration -

Everyone gets started...

Examples to inspire Thursday evenings journal project, Nola sharing ideas,and some finished ideas -

Teaching moments and works in progress

Show and Tell - amazing!  Hooking, cross-stitch, felting and on and on it goes...

Deb Wire, a happy raffle winner of Sally Watson's stoneware jack-o-lantern

Friday nights dinner held at the Hotel Gallery

Karen's wonderful bag where she knit her hand-spun yarns, then rug punched the sheep and heart with her yarns.  Other bags shared in the presentation on Saturday.

Some more rugs in progress done by ladies attending the hook-in on Saturday -

The next 3-in-1 Creative Workshop will be in 2013.  Love to have you there!

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