Sunday, April 17, 2011

More from Iowa

This mornings photos will center around Paisley design rugs hooked at the workshop.   The sun is shining and it is going to be a beautiful day.

This is a pillow that I designed for Eden.  She is still going to add a few more motifs to fill in around the paisleys.  I think it is going to be a beautiful pillow.

Karen chose to work on my Paisley runner that is 16 by 34---she got a lot done.  The border is changing to the border started at the bottom.

Marie chose my large single Paisley design that is 20 by 30.  I like to draw the basic design and let the students add the details---I like what she chose to do.

Wanda started with my runner pattern but changed the smaller paisley to go over the larger one---adapted from a shawl she was using as her inspiration.  She added some interesting smaller details.

Jane is doing the Paisley on Paisley design in a slightly smaller size than my original---about 28 by 48.  I will get to see this continue to develop as jane is also one of my home students.  I also owe a big thanks to her for transporting some of my wools to and from the camp.  Thanks Jane!

And last but not least of the paisley designs is Sharon's---she designed this one herself for a table mat and is going to finish it without a background---leaving some open areas.  I'm so excited to see this finished!
It was a delight to have Sharon in class as she has been my teacher at several workshops in the past.  I admire her work and am happy to call her my friend.

That's it for this post---one more tomorrow should finish up the Newton Workshop.

It looks like a great day for a run!


  1. Thanks for teaching me how to hook a Paisley at the Newton workshop. You have beautiful wool and you were a great teacher.Karen

  2. Anita,
    Wish I was there.
    Looks like a good time was had by all.
    I am loving those Paisleys.
    I feel VERY inspired.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Paisleys are one of my all-time favorite designs - your students have some great projects going!