The concept of this class is to take a photograph of a landscape and transform it into a stylized landscape perfect for the art of rug hooking using the existing design elements from the photo. Participants will create an original pattern that captures the place, but transforms the scene into a “wonderlandscape,” for the application of colour, pattern and texture. You will bring several photographs of landscapes from your photo libraries that we have communicated about prior to class. By the end of the first day, you will have a pattern designed and ready to start the hooking process. During the week we will explore perspective in landscapes and how to apply the general rules of obtaining depth to our hooked pieces. We will apply colours, values, and patterns to create a ‘”wonderland”!
Brigitta Phy started hooking in 1997 and has explored many styles, from fine shading, to modern wide cut, from impressionistic “wool painting”, to 3-D wool art, using proddy, Waldoboro and other techniques. She is influenced by color and design and tends to hook what inspires her, not sticking to one style. “I love the art of rug hooking because of that very thing, anything goes!” She has a casual teaching style and tries to make her students feel comfortable with their projects, try new things and most importantly, to have fun. She is an accredited McGown teacher and has had rugs featured in several books including Celebrations XXIII. Brigitta has been a member of Wine Country Rug Hookers for 13 years and is currently the secretary for ATHA National. She owns Green Valley Rug Hooking.