Just had lunch with Dick LaBarge in Victory Mills, New York. Dick was my teacher for years and taught me both to hook and to dye wool. We had lunch at the Bakery in Schuylerville — absolutely scrumptious!
After lunch, we went back to his studio to compare projects. Dick is working on a very large rug designed by George Kahnle. Houses and people in a colonial America style. The colors are fabulous! His other current project is a rug begun last June at Green Mountain Rug School with Rosalyn Logsdon. It is based on a photograph of Dick and his mother when he was a child. The photo was a black and white, and the rug is done in muted tones.