Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cross Village Rug Works

Cross Village Rug Works was such a fantastic place. They made custom rugs by hooking wool and by using looms. It was located near the famous Leggs Inn Restaurant and I frequently visited to see the progress on the numerous rugs. In the fall of 2009 they offered a class in which you could make a rug of your own. It was a two day affair and I have included pictures of myself and my sister. It was such an absolute blast. My finished rooster is featured for this blog. I think of rug works every time I come to cross village, I wish they wouldn't have closed. It was such a great destination. Prior to their closing I bought a shelf that was made of wood (featured in an earlier blog post) and some of the wool roving that was hand dyed. I still use the wool in many of my quilts and I cannot look at my pillow without thinking of that magical weekend. The building is still vacant where the rug works was located. I still think it would make one neat studio....... For all of those places and projects that hold special memories......until my next post. XO

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