Challeng(ing) Perceptions & Perspectives

Do you document your work?

How to Build a Tall Ship by Judi Tompkins

Judi keeps a photo diary as she works on her rug hooking projects.  Worth doing for many reasons; provenance, costing (a record of time spent and materials used) plus keeping track of design and colour plan.  Judi has taken her records a step further producing this book.

Finished! It’s not quite “round” 24in x 27in (61cm x 70 cm).

This work is a 3D wall hanging hooked in the Waldoborough technique, inspired by a photo of a ship on which a relative has made many voyages.

Here are a few of the many working images. As Judie said  “who would have thought this dog’s breakfast would resemble anything”.

The proverbial “dog’s breakfast” view


Are you suffering from artistic block or self-doubt ? …… this reading by Benedict Cumberbatch will entertain as well as prompt you to just   “Do“!

(Warning: some may find  the language confronting)


Renate Hiller, co-director of the Fiber Craft Studio at the Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, New York is featured in A World Through the Hands (Video) by Trent T. Gillis.   Hiller speaks of spinning, knitting and crochet but rug hooking also fits into this mindset.

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