Polly Clark showed this rug at the Western Teachers’ Workshop Rug Show the 1st year I attended, 2003. I had already met Polly before Teachers’ Workshop, and enjoyed reconnecting with her and seeing her exciting rugs!
Colour is one of the important ingredients of rug hooking and Polly played with it well. She would go out on a limb with bright pink and make it work beautifully! I’ve seen the ‘Wild Cherries’ pattern before, but don’t remember the scrolls around the edge… and I love her simple and effective treatment of them.
Our ATHA Chapter, Wine Country Rug Hookers, had a rug show and hook-in and invited a few extra rug artists to join us; including Polly.
Polly’s niece, Jennifer Dotson, was our Rug Show Chair this year and was able to bring several of Polly’s rugs for our show.
It was great to see Polly’s version of this pattern, taught in a previous year by Robin Price. Polly added the second horse and it definitely adds fun to the ‘Run’!
Here’s another workshop piece, hooked by Polly in her wonderful colourful way!
Polly and I worked together on her portrait of Jennifer. It was a pleasure working with this talented artist!
These are only a few of Polly’s rugs. She always brought interest, excitement and colour to her Rug Art!