I've been Spring cleaning lately. It's amazing what you find under the bed! And in closets... I've been finding more UFO's in more bags than you can imagine! One wonderful craft that I did back in Canada was rug hooking. Not latch hook but old fashioned folk art rug hooking from North America. I am researching a little about the history of this artform. I remember that it was a necessary part of keeping the wind out of the house by hanging rugs on the log cabin walls. The women cut small strips of woven wool scraps from clothing and blankets. They ranged from 2mm to 1cm in width and were pulled through a burlap or linen cloth using a hook with a wooden handle. Today, the wool is felted and dyed to create colourful rugs, hotmats, table runners, chair pads, and wall art. Take a look at this Canadian website from my favourite Vancouver Island studio, Sage House in Chemainus. I have made a few of Colleen Wike's kits. She is a very talented woman and has a beautiful gallery.
I made the dove circular mat featured in her kits section. I'll post one of my UFO's tomorrow.