This past week I took the opportunity to attend the Squam Art Workshops in Holderness, New Hampshire at the Rockywold-Deephaven Camps on Lake Squam. It is something I have thought about attending for a few years since a friend of mine told me about the retreat. I never really thought that it would actually become a reality, but the opportunity presented itself and I couldn't turn it up.
Squam was attended by 178 people, mostly women, last week. People came from as far off as Australia to take in the New England hospitality and to dig deeper into their creative sides.
A number of workshops were offered. I chose Rug Hooking with Beth Miller and Thread and Memory with Joetta Maue. Rug hooking proved to be a relatively easy craft to master. I will say I need a lot more practice, but I can see myself working on a couple of projects into the future. I love the folky appearance of a hooked rug, wall hanging, trivet or coaster. There is something so wonderful about the the way the strips of thread curl around in lines and swirls.
|The very beginning of my piece. This will make a sweet memento of the occasion.|
|Our instructor showing us the completed sample.|
|The beginning of my work.|
|Samples of Joetta's work|
|Sample of Joetta's work.|
|The lovely cabin where we worked on our embroidery.|