I love everything about rug hooking! From the creation of a new pattern to the dyeing of the wool, making just the right colors to execute that pattern, the placing of those colors, and the actual work of forming the loops of wool fabric that make the pattern into a work of art, even the finishing of the rug or wall hanging or pillow- it's all exciting for me, every time! When I can help a student to achieve that same excitement, as well as a beautiful completed project, I feel as though I've really accomplished something special. It's very fulfilling.
Graceful, curving lines in a pattern feel right to me, but the color is the most important aspect of my art. Being able to dye the perfect shade or intensity of a particular color and then hook it in makes a piece come alive- it becomes my baby. It just doesn't get any better than that!