A couple of weekends ago, I visited my friend Melody at her rug camp. She attends this local camp/retreat each year and this is the 2nd year I've visited her. They allow visitors on Sunday and it's a fun visit. Everyone is happy to show you what they're working on and talk about their love of traditional wool rug hooking. There is wool, supplies and people everywhere!
They also have another room where the attendees can show the rugs they've completed that year. Everything is so different and fun to look at!
We spent quite a bit of time talking to this gentleman. His name is Eric and he's a nationally known instructor whose last name just escapes me. See that green curly motif? The one that runs through most of the quilt? He's ripping it all out and replacing it with another color. He was really ok with it. I think I would have left it or had a tantrum kicking and screaming on the floor. Clearly, he's a bit more grown up than I am! In real life the green just didn't seem to have enough contrast. In this photo, however, it doesn't look too bad, does it?
Please visit Melody's recap of the weekend on her blog. She has totally different photos including a couple of pictures of the project she started and received instruction on during the weekend. She is a very talented fiber lover and supporter. One day I'm going to give in and take her up on her offer to start rug hooking....but it won't be any time soon due to work and other interests. But it IS going to happen!