Silver Spring Marketplace Triptych
Dimensions: 48" x 18" overall; left and right panels 12" x 18"; center 24" x 18"
Materials: #3- and #4-cut wool strips and silver "Illumination" strips on linen
Designed and hooked by Sarah Province, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014. Photo Lloyd Ator.
Featured in: Celebration XXV
Silver Spring, Maryland, where Sarah Province and her husband have lived for 50 years, has a downtown plaza that features, among other things, a year-round farmers' market on Saturday mornings. "In 2011, on a sunny September morning, as we went down to shop, the sun reflected on the colors of the pumpkins, the apples and the tomatoes! It was a feast for the eyes! Luckily I had my camera with me."
The people were the most difficult part of the hooking. "I didn't want to give too much detail but just enough to show what they were doing. I like shading the clothing. Usually three shades of a color will work--light, medium, and dark." And the most tedious part was the details of the fruit and vegetables--"lots of apples and tomatoes!"
- Sarah Lee Province, Celebration Hall of Fame 2018
(Note: This rug description was taken as an excerpt from the published Celebration entry.)