I have been busy working on many many things since the end of our Bea Brock workshop in March. First, I did a lot of dyeing and formula development for my own series of colors. One of the neatest things that I did hit on was what I have decided to call "dust storm colors". Here in Arizona, especially in July -September we have a monsoon season where we can have blowing dust storms.
In doing my tons of dye experiments, not unlike what I used to do for my textile printing business, I hit upon some formulas that yielded not only the colors of the storms, but also the swirling highs and lows that they create. When hooked together, these colors create a low level "glow" in a rug. In the photo below, you can see the result. The border was hooked with 6 pieces (1/8 yd each) of various dust storm wools that I dyed.
It is my original pattern called "Four Amigos" that I had drawn for the workshop we had with Kathy Clark of Briarwood Folkart. I had completed it all except the border and was waiting for the right wool to complete the project. (hooked in #9 cut)
In addition I've been working on a very unique needlebook along with a roll-up storage pouch for hookers that I am very pleased with. I will have photos of those for next week and will make patterns available.
Here's hoping that you all have a wonderful Mothers Day along with a beautiful Month of May !
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