Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wings to Fly!

When I started my hooking group once per week at lunch time, I had no idea how it would go along. There are only three of us but we meet every Wednesday in a small corner of a mill accounting office. This mat is Maureen's very first mat and not only did she hook it but designed it herself. It is a large mat of approximately 30 x 30 and is hooked on Scottish Burlap. Isn't it gorgeous?

This is Maureen's second mat, again she designed it and used a variety of wool strips and wool yarns. She even sculpted the lady bug and bee. although the picture doesn't highlight them very well.

I remember only a few months ago, how hard it was for Maureen to feel comfortable with the hook and making sure her stitches were pulled up and no puckering on the backside of the mat. Now, the student has wings to fly on her own!


  1. Wow Julie. Beautiful..... Obviously you are a very good teacher! Thanks for showing us. Impressive work for a beginner.

  2. It is easy to teach people who already have so many talents! I don't take any credit for it, but thanks!

  3. Julie, the both of those mats are superb, beautiful...I love the first one,of course....anything with a house or shed...Congrats to you for offering the class.

  4. Beautiful work! Love it when someone gets "hooked"!