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TitleSolaceBased on a design byKimberlee ForneyHooked byJill WhiteDimensions14" x 8"Materialsmostly wool on linenCuts4, 6Share

When the pandemic started, I could not hook. However, I found solace in the company of my husband, my dog and nature. Eventually, I was able to finish a couple of small projects, then looked for something new to hook. I had purchased a couple of Kimberlee’s prints at a craft show the year before because her whimsical works make me happy. Using one of these prints, I was able to create a rug that was both fun to hook and a testament to what and whom gave me strength.

About the Artist:

I started hooking eight years ago after attending the last rug show at the Shelburne Museum. My best friend and I were enthralled by the rugs, so we asked the two friendly ladies at the the reception desk how we could learn to hook. They invited us to join them at their regular hooking session. When we showed up, the group provided us with frames, linen, hooks, worms–everything we needed. And ever since, I have spent most Thursdays with the Champlain Islands Fiber Bees in North Hero, as supportive and inspirational a group of women as anyone could want.