cindi gay No progress in the studio yet. Dave hurt his back so we are taking a time out. I need the base molding installed before I put up shelving. This may have to wait until after Christmas. . . .

Sunflower Garden Footstool Rug Hooking Pattern

Sunflower Garden footstool rug hooking pattern

This pattern is the most detailed of the sunflower footstool patterns. Use a small cut and bring out the details or stay with #6 – #8 and simply fill in the shapes with wonderful textures. This is a pattern you can adapt to your style. The fence edges do not line up well on each […]

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Full color plan for Annie’s Scroll Stair riser

Annes-Scrolls

Background 1/2 yard Scraps for the flower 2 pieces for the scroll outline 3 pieces to fill the scroll scraps of white for the Queen Anne’s Lace

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Sauder Village 2013 – My class with Lucille Festa

Minna's Roses Stair Riser

Some rug camps are more special than others. My week with Lucille was very special. I had a great roommate (Pam Alexander and I have been staying together at Sauder for the last 13 years), I had a great teacher, Lucille Festa, whom I consider a friend and I made a real rug hooking break […]

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Choosing my pattern for Sauder Village rug hooking workshop with Lucille Festa

Paper Roses by Lucille Festa

Everyone goes to rug camp for different reasons. Some of us are coming to learn something new, others are looking forward to spending time with friends and still others are just running away from the pressures of home for a week. For me, my reasons involve a little of all three. When I received my […]

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Purple color scheme for Annie’s Flower Power footstool

rug hooked footstool pattern
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Pattern: Annie's Flower Power

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Pattern: Annie’s Flower PowerToday in class Pat Mensing shared with us her progress on Annie’s Flower Power footstool. She is hooking it for a member of her family. They both came to my studio a few weeks ago and picked out the colors. Pat used […]

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One Large Sunflower Footstool Rug Hooking Pattern

One Large Sunflower footstool rug hooking pattern designed by Cindi Gay

Some like it complicated, but some like it simple and you can’t get much more simple than this footstool rug hooking pattern. Just one large sunflower and two crows. You could modify the shape of some of the petals as I did in the Crows and Sunflowers Footstool Pattern. Hook a few of the dropped […]

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Sunflowers and Crows Footstool Pattern

Crows and Sunflowers rug hooking pattern

Three sunflowers and four crows on a footstool rug hooking pattern.

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Oak and Acorns: Color Planning this rughooking pattern

Color planning for rughooking pattern, Oak and Acorns

I introduced this pattern this fall. Since then I’ve color planned it several times. As with anything you do often, you begin to see patterns. I decided to share the method I am using to color plan this pattern with you. You will need three pieces (3″ x 36″) of eight different wools. Organize them […]

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Oak and Acorns rug hooking pattern hooked by Karen Buchheit

Hooked leaf closeup, hooked by Karen Buchheit

Oak and Acorns, hooked by Karen Buchheit

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Floral Tangle rug hooking pattern, hooked by Diane Luszcz

Floral Tangle rug hooking pattern by Diane Luszcz

Diane was among the first to hook my new rug hooking pattern, Floral Tangle, certainly the first one I’ve seen finished. Diane asked for a complete color plan for Cape May’s Rugs by the Sea rug camp in September 2012 (yes, just a month ago). She sent me paint chips of the colors used in […]

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