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Jasmine's Butterfly Garden hooked by Leigh Ann Dye
This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

See student’s versions of Jasmine’s Butterfly Garden, design by Jeanne Benjamin. I taught this class at the ATHA biennial in Lancaster, Pa 2011. I have some extra kits from the class, so hook your version!

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Final hooking of rose bushes and adjusting the path

Jasmine's Butterfly Garden designed by Jeanne Benjamin
This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly GardenThis is as far as I will go with this piece. I am leaving the sky unhooked on purpose because I think it will make a better teaching piece. Sometimes it is easier to duplicate a technique when you can clearly see all […]

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Adjusting the design of a rug hooked pictorial

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly Garden To the students of my ATHA class: My Piece is “done” and the kits are almost complete. See you in a week! Here are some progress posts to bring the progress up to speed. I needed a splash of red and my […]

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How to hook tiny sunflowers in a pictorial

Hooked sunflowers
This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly Garden The most important thing I can say about hooking anything small is to not look at closeup photos. Sure it makes sense when I say it plainly here, but I am surprised by how often I see this process. If you are […]

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Blue flower patch in the lower left corner and the path

Tiny hooked flowers
This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly GardenUsing four values of blue and two different greens, I hooked the small patch of flowers in the lower left of the pattern. I roughly hooked small circles trying to keep it as random as possible. Random does not mean evenly spaced. Random […]

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Jane Halliwell Green Landscape Class for ATHA National 2011

As hooked by Jane Halliwell Green

Due to some health issues that make travel difficult, Jane is unable to teach her class this year in Lancaster at the ATHA National. I’ve been asked to fill in. I have her hooked piece and initial instructions in hand. Now I need to prepare the kits. Rather than guessing, I decided to hook the […]

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Day 1232 Hit and Miss Corner on the Room Sized Rug

Rug Hooking border on large rug
This entry is part 34 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 34 of 34 in the series Room Sized RugThe past two days at Sauder Village have exhausted me but I sure got a lot done- about 24 hours of hooking over two days. I hooked all the hit and miss on the left hand side and the corner. The little bit […]

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Day 1223 Hooked Rug Border Evaluation

This entry is part 33 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 33 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug When I am hooking something new for the first time, I just jump in and try a few things. With this rug’s border, I wanted to hook in some more red. So I added red to the largest element, the big scroll […]

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Day 1207 First shot at the final border

Alternate view of border of roomsized hooked rug by Cindi Gay
This entry is part 32 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

I am adding a wide outer border to a room sized hooked rug. Not everything is working out.

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Day 1200 Border Design Finalized on Room Sized Rug

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This entry is part 31 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 31 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug3 years, 3 months and 12 days. When I did the calculations I was horrified to find out that it has been 1200 days since I started this rug. The past two years have not seen much progress for many reasons, but partly […]

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