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Carnival Ladies, Mermaids, and Fairies

Hooking whimsical creations with ribbons--colorful, creative, and appealing

By: Henriette Maier

Carnival in Venice. Designed and hooked by Henriette Maier, West LaHave, Nova Scotia, 2009.

It all started with a call for submissions for an exhibition in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The theme was "Just for Fun," and the goal was to use unusual materials for any particular craft.

The first thought that came to my mind was, "What unusual materials could I incorporate into rug hooking?" Machine and hand-spun yarn, fancy yarns, cut wool, cut fabric, panty hose, roving—what else could I possibly use? Maybe ribbons?

This article is from the September/October 2010 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.

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