Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Silk Lotus Flower

The Silk Lotus Flower

Rug Hooking can be an almost meditative activity. One falls into a meditative rhythm pulling the loops up through the backing, watching as a beautiful design evolves. What better way to further the connection between our artistic process and our spirituality than by hooking a beautiful lotus flower? Long a symbol of spiritual enlightenment, the […]

The beauty of texture – Part 2

The Beauty of Texture

In this second segment on the Beauty of Texture, we explore a single stitch used in smocking and embroidery that creates a texture often referred to as Lozenge. Meet the “magical” Surface Honeycomb stitch. This simple stitch can be used on plain fabric, ginghams, checks, stripes, tartans and certain types of prints to create surprising […]