Saturday, January 8, 2022

New Year, New Pattern


 I’ve begun this pattern by Woolen Memories of Ware, Ma. It’s approx 16x26” and because it was drawn a hair off centre, I got it for a song. I fixed this by with a few easy strokes of my Sharpie.

The rug will be hues of pinks and blues and I’m aiming for subtle and old looking. This is a challenge as I love blue rugs but usually lean towards warmer colours. 

  Sandy, owner of the shed/store, is a primitive designer and hooker and antiques lover and it was hard to keep the visit under an hour. Patient hubby and dog walked outside whilst I made my purchases of patterns, sale dyed wools and off the bolt textures. 

Here in eastern Canada we have excellent teachers and courses available, however, I have never taken a class from a primitive teacher. 

Question:

Do any of you know of online courses from a good primitive teacher? I have searched and cannot find any. 

On a more mundane note, my hubby got a subscription to Masterclass and we are really enjoying the cooking courses and looking forward to Jane Goodall next. An excellent resource for learning!!!

We got 8 inches of snow from a nor’easter and are anticipating hiking and hot tub with friends….. 

Happy Weekend!


12 comments:

NMK said...

I was just at Sandy's cute She-Shed shop today !!! She was having a sale & got beautiful over dyed wools & more patterns too ! She is so nice & I just Love her patterns & wools ! Can't wait to see this piece when you are done !
Happy Hooking & cooking !!!

Saundra said...

I'm envious of you and Nancy getting sale wool and patterns. Looking forward to seeing more of your rug progress. In Seaford we received 12+ inches of snow on Monday and maybe an inch yesterday. Enough already, I've had my share of the white stuff to last me a while.

Prims By The Water said...

What a nice primitive rug! Am not much of a pink person, but these subdued colors are great or this rug. Cannot wait to see the finish. Happy New Year. Janice

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Really?! You’re so lucky!! She’s a beautiful dyer. I’ll keep posting my progress.

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

You’ve exceeded us with snows. Our winter stretches into April at least. I’m close to done with it now.

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Thanks Janice. I’m not a pink gal either but the prim shades are working for me. Happy 2022 back!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I think you're nailing the primitive/old feeling with your colors. It looks like a great pattern. Like Saundra, I am already over the white stuff.... but, unfortunately, it's only just begun. And -25º windchill tonight. Brrrr..... Sorry...don't know of any online primitive hooking classes.... My friend/neighbor is a primitive hooking teacher but does nothing online. I think it would be difficult with color choices, etc. Good luck! ~Robin~

MM said...

https://cindigayrughooking.com/ Has online courses. She’s an awesome teacher!

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

Brrrr is right! I believe my closest— the Nova Scotia rug school— is partially online this year but not offering what I’d like. I’m a prim girl living in a fine cut world up here!!! So maybe it’s more the comradery I’m after. Hmmm

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

I assumed she didn’t teach in a zoom setting so you can see your classmates? I’ll check again. Thx!

Jo said...

I don’t know if this is something you would be interested in, Deana David of Ribbon Candy Hooking, is having a zoom class “Designing like Magdalena Briner Eby. It is scheduled in a couple weeks. Try this link.
https://www.ribboncandyhooking.com/products/copy-of-designing-like-magdalena-briner-eby-zoom-workshop-january-2022?variant=4174

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

I’ll look at this too! Thank you much! I’m familiar with her but not her class teaching style.