Capri Boyle Jones: Class of 2018
Name: Capri Boyle Jones
Location: Navarre, Florida
Tell us a bit about yourself. What are some of your interests and hobbies?
My priorities are God, family/friends, and the welfare of others in need. Rug hooking and teaching have introduced me to many beautiful friendships and acquaintances over the years.
I favor observation and listening. So much is framed via the inherent nature of people and the universe. Favorite activities include walking, bicycling, reading, gardening, rug hooking, volunteering in my community and visiting with family and friends.
How did you get introduced to rug hooking?
More than twenty-five years ago, a friend introduced me to rug hooking. My work schedule allowed for evening classes that were offered through the local adult education program. Genevieve Patterson, McGown accredited, was my teacher and mentor. A blessing for sure! Genevieve taught me much and encouraged me to weave myself into the process.
What was your first project?
My first project was Persian Palm designed by Jane McGown Flynn.
Is there one rug that stands out as being particularly memorable?
My favorite is always the current project.
Is there a particular style of rugs that you're most interested in hooking?
I enjoy all styles as they expand my experiences and opportunities as a teacher. Diversity grows awareness. My personal interest most often lend to artistic styles. On occasion, I strive to push the envelop of rug hooking. For several years, I have been in a gallery in Pensacola and now in two additional art organizations which propel creative concepts.
What's your favorite part about hooking a rug?
I enjoy all aspects of rug hooking while partial to development and process. The creative process is exhilarating for me. Sitting down to pull loops validates and exposes ideas to encourage critical thinking. "What if..., if not..., then what...?"
What's a piece of advice you'd give to a new rug hooker?
The possibilities are unlimited!! From an artistic point of view, anything goes. From a teacher's heart, I am thankful for the foundational education I received in the beginning of my rug hooking walk. When you know the fundamentals, you can decide with each project the parameters for the concept you want to present.
Study with teachers who challenge you to grow. Observe. Read. Life-long learning is a constructive mindset.
What do you love most about Celebration?
Celebration provides quality and occasional diverse works showcasing possibilities of rug hooking.
Table of Contents
Magnolia Mix, Celebration XVII
"Magnolia Mix was an excellent exercise in balance, multiple layers close in depth and a cutout border. The design required strategic hooking order. Cutout borders require..." Read more.
The Vine, Celebration XVIII
"The Vine was a refreshing color and value study..." Read more.
Fishing Day, Celebration XXI
"Fishing Day began in our side yard one day when my husband was preparing to depart for fishing. In my familiar words '…wait one minute so..." Read more.
Endurance, Celebration XXIII
"Endurance hooked quickly once on the frame, as if I needed the shoes for my daily walk. This project developed for a special event our gallery hosted in..." Read more.
Pearls of Wisdom, Celebration XXV
"Pearls of Wisdom is a captivating rendition of elegant pearls ready to wear. I have always been fond of pearls and found abundant joy completing each..." Read more.
Diamond, Celebration 27
"Diamond is the most difficult piece I have developed to date. I enjoy detail pieces, and this project was no different. Achieving effective realistic visuals in..." Read more.
Seraph, Celebration 29
"Seraph is a large geometric design rug developed with wide cuts in mind although any size cut may be utilized. The central area employs a combination of large motifs with rigid and fluid shapes as well as open areas. Each of the three borders focus on rigid..." Read more.