Last fall, I joined Lori LaBerge's plein air hooking group via the internet. The concept was simple. Take out your hooking equipment, some worms, a comfy chair and venture outdoors to hook what you see. It is really a fun process as you turn the shadows and lights into loops. I've done four pieces now. Got them done before the cold weather set in. Anyway, Lori was asked to write an article for Rug Beat online magazine about the group. I am lucky enough to have two of my rugs in this article. Here is the teaser that came from Rug Beat via email:
The new Rug Beat is filled with inspiration! Learn new techniques, like hooking en plein air and adding freeform crochet to your hooked rugs. See what artists are doing with these techniques to make contemporary hooked art, and learn how to apply them to your own work. Click on the links to take you to Rug Beat. The cost is around $10.00 per year and is well-worth the investment. One of my rugs included in this article is called "Fall Descending." It is hooked with wool and yarn.