Sauder Village 2013 – My class with Lucille Festa

Written by Cindi Gay

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 through. What could be better? Oh yeah, pie! Yes, the peach pie was in season.

Minna's Roses Stair Riser
Minna’s Roses Stair Riser

Closeup of Minna's Roses hooked by Cindi Gay

My personal goal was to hook with a color I don’t use very often – blue and to make it look old. I love how it came out and it hooked up very quickly.

I was visiting the room upstairs where the students were hooking geometrics. I was intrigued but not enough to get the ruler out. Since I finished Minna’s Roses at the end of the second day, I drew the outline for another stair riser and began hooking without a pattern. I just barely got that one done before the class ended, but I forgot to take a photo! I am currently out of town at another workshop so I will post the photo as soon as I get home. I will have much to tell you about this week’s unusual workshop.

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