Thursday, March 31, 2011

SEBRING PART ONE

My mom and I had a great time in Sebring - it was very hot down there the first 3 days and then rained on our last day and all the way home.  I took a lot of photos of the rug exhibit so I am going to have to break this post up into two parts.  I am sorry if I did not photograph your rug - it was dark in the lobby area where the rugs are displayed and some of the photos were just too dark to put up on the blog.  Others are not great but I'm going to show them anyway.  Sorry but I did not make notes at to the makers of these rugs so again - my apologies for not giving recognition to the maker of these lovely rugs.

There was a variety of cuts and styles in this exhibit however I would say that there were probably more fine cuts than wide in this exhibit. Fine is basically 3 and 4 cut and typically does not include 5 and 6 but people who hook with 8, 9 and 10 cuts consider 5 a fine cut - not to confuse the non-hookers out there but I'm just trying to say there were more rugs 6 and under than there was 7 and up.





These two patriotic rugs are by Polly Minick - she is a well known artisan who has appeared in publications such as Coastal living, Country Home, Southern Living and sells her rugs in galleries all over the US.  Polly was teaching a class at Sebring and while I love my teacher - I wish I had taken the opportunity to be in Polly's class - she doesn't teach that often.  She is the other half of Minick and Simpson and has a very active blog with her sister Laurie Simpson who designs quilts.  Polly and Laurie have a beatiful line of fabrics by Moda and I love their style.  They are team teaching a workshop at Mackinaw Island this fall and how I would love to be able to go to that workshop.








So many enchanting rugs in this exhibit - so many hours of work goes into these rugs.  I thought the exhibit was really good this year and I was pleased that Miss Merrie was debuted among all these fine works.

In Part II - I will show some of the beautiful flowers and landscaping at the Inn in Sebring and show rugs in progress from my class.  I hope to get to that tomorrow but in case I don't - have a great weekend.

11 comments:

Courtney said...

Thanks for sharing the rugs! I love to see what's going on at shows. I'm glad you had a great time.
Courtney

TeresaB said...

Wow, those all look so beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures and what you were working on. Glad you and your mom had a good time.

Margaret said...

What a feast for the eyes! I'd love to learn from Polly too -- of course first I need to learn to do rug hooking. lol! I love her rugs! I'm glad your Merrie Halloweene was there too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

So much wonderful hooked rug eye candy. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Cari said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of the rugs. They are all just amazing. I recognized yours right away! Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing more!!

Jan said...

Wow, such eye candy for the senses, Mel! Yours stands out wonderfully in a group of great ones!!

krayolakris said...

Thanks for posting the rugs Mel. They are all beautiful; lots of hard work and it shows. Miss M looks lovely!

Gayle said...

What a treat to see so many beautiful rugs - thanks so much for sharing all the pictures!

Alice said...

Amazing work!

Nancy said...

Such beautiful rugs! Thanks for sharing these. Hope your weekend is a good one!

Michelle said...

Lots of beautiful rugs! It's so fun to see the variety of pieces. Glad you had a great time.