Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Berlin, Ohio, Hook-In...Part 2

The moment you have been waiting for....The Rug Show! So much talent in one room. Amazing! The lighting was great, but I only had my cell phone to take pictures. Here we go!

This was my favorite of the show. My husband swore it was a quilt when I showed him the picture. Unfortunately this was the first photo I took in the show and I forgot to take a photo of the label so I don't know the designer or hooker.

Hooked by Annelle Muller - Adapted from Maggie Bononami
Flag/Summer Hooked by Teri Hedrick - Designed by Donna Bennett/Crows on the Ledge

"Never Enough Wool" Hooked by Stacie Sidie - Designed by New Earth Design.
This is one of my favorites and hopefully someday I will hook it too.

"Isobel" Hooked and Designed by Karen Detrick.
Not my favorite colors, but I love sheep and swirls, so this is one of my favs too!
How the colors fade from dark to light throughout each swirl is so neat!

"Folk Art Rug" Hooked by Joy Troyer, designer unknown.
I loved this one too. Reminds me of a quilt.

"Flag" Hooked by Norma Wagner - Designed by Polly Minick

"All American Proddy Sheep" Hooked by Debra Pavlock - Designed by Alice Fraizer.
Such a fun rug! I've never seen a rug edged with proddy too.

Here is a different view of the Proddy Sheep so you can see the different textures. Debra even hooked the sheep's head a little higher and with a fun textured wool to give more dimension. Love the bell!

Hooked by Nancy Roshon.
Sorry about the weird blur across the bottom. The only label on this rug was the hooker's name.
I know I've seen this rug before so if you know the designer please let me know so that I can give them credit.

"Acorn" Hooked by Shari Stout - Designer not listed

"Three Flowers" Hooked by Julie McCoy - Designed by Primitive Grace

"Five Sheep" Hooked by Dianne Wright - Designed by Melody Hoops

"Pomegranates" Hooked by Dianne Wright - Designed by Edith O'Neil

Weren't the rugs beautiful?!?! I didn't take photos of all of them. I wasn't sure how I was going to remember all of the names and didn't want to write them all down as that would take me forever, so I snapped a photo of the rug and then took a close-up of the label with enough of the rug showing so that I could make sure to know which label went with it, though the name of the pattern helps too. So that's my tip for you the next time you are at a rug show. : )

The featured artist was Sibyl Osicka. She does fine cut work. Her rugs almost look like paintings! We are at different ends of the rug hooking spectrum (I love primitive), but I can admire the talent that's for sure!

I have a few more pictures to show you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the rugs. : )



Anonymous said...

Oh WOW! I wish I could see them for real but even from your phone they are amazing!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Julia said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Thanks also for sharing all these wonderful photos of the rugs show.
I too thought that it was a quilt at first sight. Wow, so big. I just love the Wool Gathering one with the two guys carrying all the sheep on a line. Just too cute.

I'll be looking for more photos in your next post.

Orange Sink said...

Hi Michelle,
I really appreciate you sharing your photos of all those gorgeous rugs! Wow! The talent those rug hookers have! It must have been wonderful to see them all in person! I have done the same thing taking photos of the name cards on the rugs.... sure saves time and it's nice to have it on record! Can't wait to see more photos!!
Cathy G

hawknitr13 said...

hi michelle,
i'm a new followers...i love the sheep rugs - ALL of them!! i knit now that i'm retired...just started a prayer shawl ministry at my church... altho i can't use wool, i love it!! i'm actually a lace-obsessive knittr! i'm glad to have found your blog!
^)^ linda