Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rock Creek Hook-in and Rug Show: Show Rugs Part 2

Here are the rest of my rug photos from the Lenexa hook-in yesterday (February 26, 2011).  I posted the first set yesterday - so be sure to check out that post too.  If you would like to know the designer of any of these rugs, leave a comment and I will try to find out.  Anita probably knows lots of them.  Some of them you may be able to read on the little white tags.  Next year I think I will photograph the rug, then the little white tag (close-up).  

I mentioned in the Part 1 post yesterday that I would show another label rug by Kate.  Oops... I seem to have no photo of that rug!  Sorry - it is really cute.  Maybe I can get a photo of it and post it later.

Here you go...

I loved this.  It is a self-portrait - small, maybe 8" by 12" or so?

This black background was done in perfectly straight lines.

It is hard to tell in this photo, but the pansy is very dimensional - not regular flat hooking.  It is "sculpted".  

Both of these portraits were hooked from photos.


These are just incredible - fine hooking, and they are big! Patterns by Victoria Ingalls.

 I really love this big carpetbag (below).  If I remember correctly, it was made by the same person who hooked the wise men panels above.

 It is hard to see in this photo (below), but the woman has on a big diamond ring!  There is actually a "diamond" there on her finger!  Really cute.

This is a pattern by Cactus Needle (Nola Heidbreder's sister).  I think it is called "It's a Jungle Out There". Beautifully hooked by my BFF Anne!  She is an animal lover and I think you can tell by looking at this rug!  I remember the day at Anita's when Anne was trying to choose a background color.  Anita suggested this green - I didn't think it would work (but didn't say anything!).  Well, I was So Wrong!  It's perfect. 

These next two rugs were in Nola Heidbreder's booth.  Both of them are good examples of using the same dark color to outline everything.  The outline wool is actually a tie-dyed piece with grays/blacks/darks - not a solid color.

This is called Sea Glass.  It is done is a very narrow cut - looks like a 3, maybe 4.  Stunning!

This is not a hooked rug (as you can probably tell!)  Embroidery on white wool.

The hooking on this one was beautiful and precise.

This rug (actually it is a pillow) was in the Heart and Hare booth. I MUST make this someday (like I need more bunny rugs...).  Click for Heart and Hare website.  The pattern is called Flip Flop Bunny Hop.

One of the highlights of my day at the hook-in was talking to Susan Quicksall and finding out that she has been watching my progress on Crazy Horse Runner here on my blog!!!  I had no idea!!!  Thanks Susan and don't forget to let me know if I goof up on the background!  

Well, I'm headed upstairs to try out my new blue background color I got from Anita yesterday.  Thanks to Anita White and to all the other vendors who bring their wares and their expertise and their talent and their passion for rug hooking to the hook-in every year.  Bad weather???  No problem - bring it on!!!  

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rock Creek Hook-in and Rug Show: Show Rugs Part 1

As promised, here are photos of the rugs on display (and a few in vendor booths) at the 2011 Rock Creek Hook-in and Rug Show in Lenexa, KS.  I have 70 photos - so I will split them up into several different posts.  

There were so many wonderful rugs.  I think I have them all, unless one was put up and then taken down without me seeing it.  It is not always possible to read the tags to see who designed the rug, but if you really, really, really want to know about one, leave a comment here on the blog to let me know which one it is and I will try to track it down!  Some of them I know and will list below...

These two are Edyth O'Neill designs.  The top one is hooked by my rug hooking teacher Anita White!  These are both beautiful.  I love to see the same design hooked different ways.
Two more Edyth O'Neill designs...

 This is a fun pattern... here are two interpretations.

A variety of fun rugs...

This one is a Bea Brock design...

 Another Anita rug!

Everyone's work is so inspiring!

This photo does not do this rug justice.  The background is Really Neat!  Can you see the shadowy effect?

This design is an old spice label, by Kate.  There will be another label rug by Kate in the next post.

This was designed and hooked by Bernadette - from our local group The Woolhawks!

Check back soon.  I will post the rest of the photos - maybe tomorrow.