On our trip to WA, I visited Strathalbyn in SA with the sole intention of visiting the women from the Strath Matters rug hooking group. But I was also keen to see Marion's portrait rug of her husband George, which she had recently completed. I was not disappointed. It is a beautiful piece, as you can see in the photo. She did a wonderful job of hooking this rug with his face done in woolen strips and the background hooked in woolen yarn. A very effective combination and contrast. It was wonderful to spend a few hours with this lovely group of women and checking out some of the projects they were working on.Some were working on toothbrush rugs, others on proddy and hooked rugs. The hooked rugs were mostly done with rug wool. The time soon went.
Don't you just love Marion's apron?