Thank you for visiting my blog site. I own The Rug Hooking Store at Black Horse Antiques in Valley Nebraska. I have had the antique store for the last 31 years and the rug hooking portion of the store for the last 12 years. I specialize in hand-dyed wool and all supplies needed for rug hooking. There are over 750 patterns available in the store and online. I particularly love color planning rugs and will be happy to help you select wools for your latest project. Visit my store at www.janicelee.biz
On Saturday, we had a big day here at the store. Scott Avery, my actor/ photographer friend came to take pictures of our lady rugs. Scott is a volunteer at The Elkhorn Valley Community Theatre, the theatre that I run. He is very fine on stage, but is also a great photographer. He is the one that does all the pics of summer theatre for me. You can see more of his work by visiting www.theevct.com
All the photos on that website and the website itself are thanks to Scott.
Saturday we set up for the photos and were able to take photos of 11 of the 'lady' rugs from our Toorop class with Pris Buttler. They are as beautiful as they are different. I showed you some in a previous post, but I will try to show them to you in full photo beauty a few at a time. On top is the rug Elsie Ulland hooked. She calls it "Out of the Darkness".
In the center, is Colleen Cochrane's contribution. Colleen's lady is holding the Book of Kells and it standing on the stone at Newgrange to commemorate her Irish heritage.
Below is Pat Shafer's beautiful "The Way Home". What started out as a study of sea and sky turned into much more as the hooking progressed. Check back tomorrow and I will try to show a few more of these masterpieces.