Sara Judith: Class of 2019

Name: Sara Judith

Location: Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Tell us a bit about yourself. What are some of your interests and hobbies?
Exploring the outdoors - hiking, backpacking, kayaking, cross-country skiing. Other fibre arts - knitting, stitching, felting.

How did you get introduced to rug hooking?
Visiting Deanne Fitzpatrick's studio, and purchasing a small kit

What was your first project?
After my first chairpad kit, a hooked a large mountain abstract, and I've been hooking and punching landscapes and mountainscapes since.

Is there one rug that stands out as being particularly memorable?
Osprey and Kokanee - my first rug entered and accepted into Celebration, confirmed to me the concept of combining punch hooking and regular hooking in one piece and that I can represent anything or idea that is important to me.

Is there a particular style of rugs that you're most interested in hooking?
I love creating landscapes and using a variety of materials and techniques, always punching and hooking, in one piece.

What's your favorite part about hooking a rug?
The challenge of "What is the best way to do this?"

What's a piece of advice you'd give to a new rug hooker?
There are no rules—if it works for you and the piece, use it (unless you have a function in mind, such as making a rug for the floor).

What do you love most about Celebration?
Sharing the work of the best. What are other hookers and punchers creating now? We are a relatively small community, so knowing so many of the creators.

Any other comments/thoughts about rug hooking, Rug Hooking Magazine, or Celebration?
Hooking and punching are fibre arts with so much potential. The possibilities are explored in the magazine and Celebration and through it, I enjoy being part of the exciting world of hooking and punching.

Osprey with Kokanee, Celebration XVIII

Osprey with Kokanee, Celebration XVIII

"This piece is symbolic to me of the wilderness around me. Kokanee are a land-locked salmon living in our lake, and we have one of the largest population of osprey in..." Read more.

Grand Canyon with Dory, Celebration XX

Grand Canyon with Dory, Celebration XX

"One of the highlights of my life is a 18 day trip down the Grand Canyon in a dory. It was awe-inspiring as we progressed deeper and deeper down the layers of rock..." Read more.

Island Sunrise, Celebration XXI

Island Sunrise, Celebration XXI

"Sunrise has all the wonderful possibilities of a new day and the joy of a new beginning. The rich variety of colours in a sunset can be seen at sunrise—if you get up! This is the view from..." Read more.

Dos Caballos, Celebration 27

Dos Caballos, Celebration 27

"Guatemala has such a rich textile history created in a joyous abundance of colour. I wanted to honour this tradition in this piece started while on..." Read more.

View to MacBeth Icefield, Celebration 29

View to MacBeth Icefield, Celebration 29

"This view, from a local Kootenay hiking trail. across the valley to MacBeth Icefields is wonderful to me. It represents the majesty, grandeur and..." Read more.


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