Posted by: laurawp | July 18, 2016

Polly Clark & her brightly coloured rugs!

'Crewel' design by Jane Flynn, hooked by Polly Clark

‘Crewel’ design by Jane Flynn, hooked by Polly Clark

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!

'Wild Cherries' hooked by Polly Clark

‘Wild Cherries’ hooked by Polly Clark

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.

Polly Clark at our WCRH FAPO Rug Show in March 2004

Polly Clark at our WCRH FAPO Rug Show in March 2004

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.

A few of Polly Clark's rugs at the WTW 2016 rug show

A few of Polly Clark’s rugs at the WTW 2016 rug show

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.

'Run' adapted from Robin Price design, hooked by Polly Clark

‘Run’ adapted from Robin Price design, hooked by Polly Clark

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’!

'Lily O'Keefe' design by Charco, hooked by Polly Clark

‘Lily O’Keefe’ design by Charco, hooked by Polly Clark

Here’s another workshop piece, hooked by Polly in her wonderful colourful way!

'Jennifer' hooked by Polly Clark

‘Jennifer’ hooked by Polly Clark

Polly and I worked together on her portrait of Jennifer. It was a pleasure working with this talented artist!

'Swan' hooked by Polly Clark

‘Swan’ hooked by Polly Clark

These are only a few of Polly’s rugs. She always brought interest, excitement and colour to her Rug Art!

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Responses

  1. Wonderful – and a great photo of Polly. She will be missed by anyone who knew her. Hugs, M πŸ˜‰

  2. Her hooking is amazing!
    cathy

  3. Sfantastic rugs!! Thank you for sharing them with us.


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