10″ x 14″ wool yarn, fabric, and fibers, sari silk and ribbons
There are so many beautiful styles and techniques for hooked rugs and mats. I am especially drawn to the work and style of Canadian artist Deanne Fitzpatrick and love the variety of wool fabrics, yarns, and fibers that are used in her beautiful work. I am also influenced by the amazing work of New York artist Linda Friedman Schmidt for her ability to convey deep emotion as she hooks with a wide variety of fiber types found in discarded clothing. I aspire to capture their use of color and story telling ability.
14″ x 14″ wool yarns and fabric, ribbons, fleece and sari silk
approx. 6″ x 9″wool fabric and yarn I designed hooked this landscape of the Clearwater River valley during an online class with Deanne Fitzpatrick. The challenge was to complete a monochrome piece. This is my interpretation of the view I saw every morning as I crossed the Clearwater River on my way to work.
Approx. 6″ x 9″wool fabric and yarn I designed and hooked this small matt during an online class with Deanne Fitzpatrick from a photo I took of my sister-in-law.