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January/February 2023

Volume XXXIV, Number 4

JanuaryFebruary 2023

On the Cover: 
Circle of Life by Wanda Kerr, see page 79.

In 1993, Catlett’s series of block prints known as “I am the Black Woman” was published in the book Lift Every Voice and Sing, illustrating the words of that beloved anthem. In 2020, that book inspired a group of rug hookers across the U.S. and Canada to embark on an ambitious project to adapt Catlett’s prints for hooked rugs, bringing her work to the attention of the broader public in general, and the rug hooking community in particular. We are pleased to present a generous sample of those rugs in this issue, along with reproductions of the Catlett prints that inspired them.
Middle Age Marvels
Celebrating Medieval Tapestries with Modern Interpretations
by Judith M. McLean

Lift Every Voice
Elizabeth Catlett’s Trailblazing Prints Inspire a New Generation
by Maddy Fraioli

The Incredible Shrinking Food
Use Up that Leftover Linen by Hooking Mini Morsels
by Kelly Laaper

Beautiful and Broken
Rug Hooking Enables Artist Judith Strickler to Express Both Hope and Despair
by Rebecca Martin

Get Cosy
Hooking Tea Warmers Helps Keep a Guild Connected
by Betty Giroux

Perfect Harmony
Making a Bag to Match the Outfit
by Tatiana Knodel

Blast from the Past: How to Hook the Barn
A Pastoral Scene for Primitive or Traditional Hooking
By Jane Olson

Designer Showcase: The Heart of San Miguel de Allende
Inspiration from South of the Border
by Victoria Rudolph

From My Dye Pot: Create Iridescence in Hooked Rugs
May Your Butterflies Glow
By John L. Leonard

Artful Color: January Journal
Collaboration Kindles Creative Inspiration
by Wanda Kerr

First Rug on the Last Page: Leaves
by Karen West


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