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Category Archives: Hooked Rugs

Another successful Yuletide show

Posted on by Julie Wortman

This was the ninth of the St. George post-Thanksgiving Yuletide events. From Oceanview Grange in Martinsville all the way to the Marshall Point lighthouse in Port Clyde, seasonal shops opened for the weekend. At Hedgerow I was able to finish (barely) a new rug for the gallery. New this season were embellished gourd vessels by […]

The rug show

Posted on by Julie Wortman

The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild show in the round barn at the Shelbourne Museum was a treat again this year. More than 400 rugs from guild members were on display for ten days. I sent three of mine (five, if you count the triptych as three and not one). And here’s the bonus: This […]

Moonset to Sunrise

Posted on by Julie Wortman

I finally finished this triptych, inspired by the morning I looked out the upstairs window to the west and saw two UFO-esque clouds backlit by the setting moon. In the next moment I looked to the east and saw the sun rising over the cove. And in between, night still held sway. A magic moment. […]

The Hayfields series

Posted on by Julie Wortman

A major part of the landscape, coming and going, up and down our peninsula is the hayfields that border the river. They are wonderful open fields, whatever the weather, wherever they are in the haying process. The hayfields make the drive up and down interesting, and I’ve loved watching the geometry of haying. So this […]

Moon set to sun rise

Posted on by Julie Wortman

On Sunday morning, November 21, I was surprised by two bright orange UFO-seeming blobs in the western sky. Not UFO’s at all; rather, two clouds backlit by the almost full setting moon. Wow. I don’t usually notice moon set. To the south, still night, barely. And sunrise in the east. All of this at the […]

Yuletide in St. George

Posted on by Julie Wortman

The Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving are “Yuletide in St. George” days. Hedgerow and eight other shops and galleries on the peninsula, most of which are seasonal, are open for one last hurrah before closing for the winter. I have a couple of newer hooked pieces on display, including “Lichens on a Log.” and “The […]

Miscanthus runner

Posted on by Julie Wortman

I finished a hooked runner yesterday evening. About 12 inches by 60 inches. Well, I finished the hooking, with the “finishing” of the edges yet to do (my least favorite part of the process). The inspiration for thispiece has been the miscanthus grass that has been standing by the barn all winter. I took a […]

Forest floor

Posted on by Julie Wortman

I just finished a series of pillows based on the forest floor, mainly based on the woods at Mosquito Head in the fall. I keep trying to capture parts of the texture of the floor, with patterns formed by moss and liche, roots and groundcovering plants like bunchberry. And my thought is that pillows have […]

Larch rug

Posted on by Julie Wortman

December has included wrapping up the 2009 landscaping season, visiting family in North Carolina and a fair amount of rug hooking. I just finished the edge on this rug, inspired by the larch this year. When the larch turned colors this fall, they were particularly remarkable, with the normally green needles turning chartreuse and then […]