The lovely Elizabeth Morgan was our guest speaker at Modern Fabric Group Therapy last week. Elizabeth is a talented expert in the rug hooking arena and has been teaching and hosting a rug hooking club for years. This lady knows her stuff.This is Elizabeth showing off her hook she wears around her neck, which is similar to a crochet hook. I paid a visit to Elizabeth's studio while she was hosting her weekly club and the amount of inspiration and focus that was happening in that room was impressive. I was not surprised to learn from the ladies, who were busy hooking and chatting away, that they find the activity to be relaxing and meditative ~ much like sewing. A small fraction of Elizabeth's wool stash. She has every color imaginable and hand dyes a lot of it too. We were teasing Elizabeth about being "a hooker" and she replied, "I'm a stripper too. Actually, the stripper and hooker thing gets old". I'm sure she hears that all the time, like a bad joke.One of many projects Elizabeth is working on. Sound familiar? This is a stack of wool that has been naturally hand dyed using onion skins, and here is the project with this wool - a footstool cover. Gorgeous. Here are a few more projects I admired at the studio ~
We were all inspired by Elizabeth's enthusiasm and love for the art of rug hooking. I think this adorable ornament would be a perfect entry project
Here is a small sample of Elizabeth doing her thing ~ she makes it look so easy:
Funny thing ~ I have had a hard time calling Elizabeth by her name, instead I have been calling her Carol. After being corrested 2 times, I was determined not to make the mistake again. That didn't last ~ in fact I have had a hard time writing this post without messing up her name. I figured out that Elizabeth really reminds me of my Aunt Carol and I must be missing her. Elizabeth was a good sport about the whole thing. Thank you for being such an inspiration and sharing your expertise with everyone at the MFGT meeting. We hope you visit again soon!