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TitleWaterscapeDesigned byPhyllis LawrenceHooked byPhyllis LawrenceInspirationJapanese/ Chinese paintings, photo I took of water reeds. beach stones, water!Dimensions24" x 32"Materialswool on wool fabric, felted wool, beach stones, border of wool fabricCuts4, 5Start to Finish2023Share

Waterscape

This piece continues my explorations of borders that are inspired by more stylized Asian landscape painting and by the texture combination of felting and other materials with rug hooking.  The stones were collected from a beloved beach we visit every summer. (Note: This is the same beach featured in my rug entitled “Playing Sea Tag.”)

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About the artist

I was introduced to Rug Hooking almost 12 years ago now by two of my “retired teacher” friends.  I had been an early childhood teacher for over 25 years in our local elementary school and was looking forward to getting back to some of the crafts that had sustained me in my 20’s and 30’s when I was homesteading and raising my two boys. 

During that time, as we eked our homestead out of the woods, clearing land, gardening, sharing our land with goats, sheep, chickens, even a workhorse for a time, and living without electricity for 18 years, I learned to spin and dye wool and to weave.

But when I learned about rug hooking, I was soon hooked, loving the meditative pulling of each loop and the painterly possibilities.  So here I am, retired and continuing a love affair with wool, and grateful for a community of other rug hookers so willing to share their knowledge and inspiration.