The rug started out as a “Camden” seacoast rug but quickly changed. No sailboats or lighthouses here. I used new wool, recycled wool, roving, old paisley, cashmere and even pieces from an old Benetton sweater. My style leans toward “painterly”.
About the Artist:
After I retired nine years ago, I took an intro hooking class at the Farnsworth Museum. Since than, I have taken a workshop (Anne-Marie Littenberg) at the Guild show in Essex and several at the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Store in Montpelier . Always a great group of instructors.
Before Susie Stephenson moved to Nova Scotia, I attended her weekly gathering in her renovated schoolhouse in Edgecomb, Maine. We were a small but lively group, and Susie was incredible. A woman of talent and inspiration. We so miss her.
I belong to two locals groups, one in Camden and one in Wiscasset. A number of the Wiscasset group are ex-Susie attendees. Last winter, we had a group show at the South Bristol (Maine) Town Library. My Tree rug was exhibited there.
I design 99.9% of my rugs allowing me to “edit” at will. I love using different fibers and am always looking for more.