Cider was adopted as a puppy, from the Human Society in Burlington by my daughter and her husband. She loved to visit our farm. When her owners moved, they gave us Cider. Cider was a self trained herding dog who was very helpful around the farm. At age 8 she got cancer and passed away much too soon. I designed and hooked this rug for my husband, in memory of a wonderful dog. I hooked most of the dog at Country Inn Rug School with Lisa Chaloner as my teacher. I then dyed the green for the background and finished the hooking. It is backed with flannel and button stitched around the edge.
About the artist:
I began rug hooking in 2018. I had seen hooked rugs at an Open Farm and Studio Weekend in The Champlain Islands. I was intrigued by it, but did not think I had time for another craft. A friend was taking a rug hooking class at Green Mountain Hooked Rugs and I decided to go along. Shortly after I connected with The Champlain Island Fiber Bees and have been hooking with them every Thursday since. I have learned a lot from other rug hookers and the many books I’ve read. I have since learned that my paternal grandmother was a rug hooker, but I never knew her, and I have not found any of her work.