If you haven’t already, you have got to try rug hooking – the design flexibility and creative freedom it affords are intoxicating! Already “hooked”? Either way, we are so excited to offer you a 3 day workshop with Meg Little, who has been energizing hookers with her bold designs. She’s coming to Halcyon Yarn, don’t miss out!
This 3 day workshop explores contemporary rug design using a punch needle. Although it is listed as a beginner level class it will encompass all levels of punch hooking experience. Students will construct a frame and work on designs for a small rug that can be used as a chair pad. There will be ample time to learn/hone the technique, complete the project and plan future projects. Emphasis will be on exploring color and developing original designs. Open to all.
A question often asked about Meg Little’s work is, “Do I put it on the floor or on the wall?” Despite her fine arts background, Little herself shrugs off the labels of utility vs. decoration. Her one-of-a-kind, hand-tufted rugs are part of the long tradition which creates a celebration of the everyday, marrying beauty to functionality in what may be the ultimate luxury of art. She has won accolades, awards, and national media attention over the past two decades. Justly praised for her powerful, sensuous use of color, she has recently broken through to a new level with the complexity and depth of her patterns. Little is also one of the rare textile artists who design and make each rug themselves. “The work reflects the hand,” she believes. And through her hands, the age-old languages of color and symbol appear new again.
(See more of Meg’s work on her web site www.meglittle.com)