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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2009 08:42:14 AM »

These are fantastic - thank you for sharing!  I love the rainbow one.  Your mother-in-law is a very talented lady. 
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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2009 08:45:59 AM »

I've not tried working a rug in your MIL's style yet as I've only just begun with rug making (latch hooking style).  It's definitely time intensive.  I have a lot of respect for her ability to see through such large projects.  And her rugs are all so stunning.  I can't even name one as a favorite because they're all so unique and gorgeous.  She's a very talented woman.
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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2009 08:49:50 AM »


I am sure the technique she used was called 'locker hooking'.  My mom tried it and has a few friends who do it.  It's definitely NOT the same as rug hooking!


Actually, it's not locker hooking, which has a hidden thread or yarn that holds the strips of wool or fabric in place.  This one is just the strips of fabric, no thread to hold them in place.  As far as I can tell, this is called just plain "hooking".  Smiley  (as opposed to latch-hooking, locker-hooking, and for all I know, maybe other types of hooking?) There's also a rug-making technique which is called punching I guess - it's like punch-needle embroidery only on a rug-scale.  Add in weaving and braiding, and is there anything women would *not* do to create beautiful and useful items for the home?  This really does give you a deep appreciation for all the "craftsters" that came before us!
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« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2009 09:21:16 AM »

This has got to be some of the most AMAZING work I have ever seen!  The patience and pain-staking detail!  WOW WOW WOW!!  I would love to be able to create such a beautiful work of art one day.  Joy truly deserves all of our praise for an exquisite job Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2009 09:26:53 AM »

These are absolutely beautiful, what priceless and ageless beauty.
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« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2009 09:27:30 AM »

This is completely unbelievable! Honestly, I have no words to describe how amazing this is. The patience, the vision the skills... my god, is your mother in law wonder woman?
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« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2009 09:31:27 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous!!  What incredible talent, your MIL is definitely one of  a kind.  Thanks so much for sharing her craft!
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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2009 09:38:08 AM »

As far as I'm concerned, any woman who can have a family and a job and make time for *any* amount of art and craft is a Wonder Woman! Smiley  But yes, she has had an incredible ability to focus and tackle huge works, something that I'm not sure I'll ever achieve. <sigh>  That right there is awe-inspiring.   Wink

And thank you, thank you everyone for your sweet comments, I know she will be very appreciative.  She is a very proper English lady and I am sure that she will very graciously extend her formal thanks, but *inside* she will probably be downright gleeful.   Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2009 09:41:19 AM »

fabulous! Really inspirational Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2009 10:11:34 AM »

My jaw actually dropped when I saw these.  They're so beautiful, and inspiring, and so creative.  Even the dyeing is breathtaking. 

I actually might cry.

She should be VERY proud of those.  Thank you for telling the story along with the pictures, too.
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