Friday, July 11, 2014
Last month, some friends and I took a trip to Davenport, IA to a beautiful rug hooking shop called "Wheaton Woolens." The old stone barn, turned rug studio is owned and operated by Beth Anne Smiley. The weather was stormy (tornado warnings), but it was such a fun day for us. Beth Anne's studio has lots of beautiful wool, patterns and great atmosphere. The setting is fabulous. She also has two Wheaton Terriers who are very sweet, beautiful dogs who roam freely about the studio. We spent the whole day, shopping, eating and hooking (what could be more perfect?) and also managed to avoid most of the severe weather...we did get into some pretty heavy rains.
The above table rug is one of Wheaton Woolens' patterns called Antique Tulip. I loved the pattern and began hooking it as soon as I got home...it took six days to finish the 20" X 20" rug and I really like the way it turned out. It is hooked in 3/8" wide strips of hand dyed wool. The back of the rug is covered with dark navy/black tweed wool which I whip-stitched to the rug.
Hope you have a great weekend!
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