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TitleUkraine's GloryDesigned byPeriwinkle Laine, with border added by Barb AckemannHooked byBarb AckemannInspirationCurrent EventsDimensions24" x 38"Materialswool on linenCuts5, 6Start to Finish2022Share

Ukraine’s Glory

I bought this sunflower pattern from the designer at Rug School Nova Scotia in May of 2022 and added the border with the words of the Ukrainian National Anthem.  I finished it just in time for the Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show in November that year.

The news from the Ukraine is devastating and I, like so many others, I wanted to DO something. 

The colors for the border and the black and red “beading” are inspired by traditional Pysansky eggs.

Five different spot dyes over plaids make up the hit or miss background.   The yellow spot dye in the lettering really makes the words stand out – almost shimmer!

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Barb started an online Rug Hooking Resources directory.

About the artist:

I began hooking in 2014 after a trip to Nova Scotia.  Inspired by the rugs I saw in the house where we stayed, as well as at a small local show on an island, and finally at Encompassing Designs, I came home with a piece of linen and a hook.

My first chair pad used leftovers of wool and wool blends from my sewing scrap box, including the three inches I cut off my wool skirt in 1969 when the dress code allowed us to have our skirts above the knee!  I also used some wool yarn in that first piece, because it’s what I had.

I continue to enjoy scouting out thrift stores looking for wool to repurpose.

I joined the Green Mountain Guild in 2015 and showed early pieces in our show in 2016.  I brought my web and computer skills to the Board the following year and have been the Communications Chair and web-person for the last six years.  I hook with the Brattleboro Rug Social group and attend at least one rug school or class every year.  I’m also a member of ATHA and TIGHR.