yes… we enjoy teaming up at the fair and doing a little hooking, a little visiting, and a little demonstrating to the public for a few hours. We enter our rugs in the fair and take our chances for a prize!
I enjoyed two days at the fair, the first time with Brigitta Phy and her daughter Sadie.
Brigitta teaches Rug Hooking in Sebastopol, and also ran an ‘Inspiration Station’ for the Sonoma County Fair! Sadie helped out with the fun projects they had kitted up for the crowd.
We had another great display of hooked rugs… including this one by Myrna Willis. I like the way she used the natural linen as the backdrop for the hooked features. This is one of my designs and I always enjoy seeing it hooked by other Rug Artists!
This rug garnered lots of attention from the fair goers. We mentioned that Nada likes antiques and her rugs have that flavor.
Another rug the crowd responded to was the Ohio Rug, also hooked by Nada. lots of people from Ohio, it turns out!
A cat rug from a painting of a paper mache cat… that’s the real story. Nancy Winn created the cat in 3D paper Mache, and a friend made a painting of said cat. Nancy was inspired to hook a rug of the painting! Fair play in Art!
I shared my second day a the fair with Nancy… we had a pretty busy day since it was ‘Senior’ Day. My mother and husband came up and enjoyed the Hall of Flowers and crowd watching.
Wow… seven of my rugs on one wall, competing with Brigitta Phy, we were in the new ‘Professional’ class. it was great to have Jeanine Hillman’s Mola rug and China Dusk’s vase of flowers in our company. My portrait rug of ‘Young Will Pierce’ won Best of Division and Best of Show!! many thanks!
i love the addition of the flower competition to our building! The flowers really go well with the backdrop of quilts and other crafts.
It’s always interesting and inspirational to go around the building and see what other Fiber Artists are doing. This needle felted Floral strikes my fancy.
The quilters play with colour much like rug hookers do. Geometrics are a fun way to use colour to create new geometrics!
a simple design, but a powerful use of value…
We all crane our necks to enjoy the high flying quilts.
There are always those ‘Rainbow’ quilts… that i can’t resist! i can’t believe i haven’t made a ‘Rainbow’ rug yet.