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Bernice (Bea) Merriman
I have found myself allergic to ‘Burlap’ but there are several OTHER backings, correct? Please can you show them on your website? One is a kind of whitish color and can’t recall the name of it. Thanks from Bea in southern Oregon…USA.
For your inspiring artists question ~ YOU Deanne Fitzpatrick inspire me. Your Thursday sessions, Sunday letters ~ you feel like a true friend. Your humour, smile, laugh, appreciation of life & all it offers, daily activities, suggestions, guidance ~ I could go on & on. You & your Thursday team brighten my day & make me feel like I am having a visit with good friends. Thanking you for being you & for sharing you with us Deanne! 🌷🤗☕️
Great work on your hollyhock hanging Joe! Thank you for sharing!
Sorry that is Jennifer Woodburn.
Jennifer Woodbury. Thornbury, ON
Because of the Art major at Indiana University there are many artists in Bloomington, Indiana.
However, Martina Celerin is in a class by her self when it comes to fiber arts. I think you would be amaze to see her dimensional weaving at Martina Celerin. com
She has a doctoral degree from University of Western Ontario. think you will see the love of plants in her work.
Take a look. Carol.
Attn Joe: Your Hollyhock Rug is so beautiful. If you entered it in a show it would definitely be a winner! Congratulations to you and your daughter for being the recipient! It’s going to be the highlight of the room she places it in.
Joe, love the hollyhocks—they really pop and look 3 dimensional. An artist whose work I find fascinating from the DFW area is Rebecca Shewmaker. I have yet to see her stuff in person, but hope to some day.
Donna, You can mix the grey greens , yes!
Thank you everyone for your inspirational artists!
And Yes. Design School is great for first year Harbour people!
While there are many artists in New Brunswick who have inspired me, you, Deanne are at the top the list. Each week is a booster shot to my ideas and hopes for hooking. Thank you. Jean
Blake Mills and Roy Evans, rug hookers at The Roost in York Harbour, Newfoundland. Roy got me ‘hooked’ to the art last September.
William Matthews is a painter in Lillooet, B.C. who has inspired me.
Millie McKenzie is an indigenous mosaic artist here who has also inspired me.
Saul Terry is a local indigenous artist of long standing here. I am particularly drawn to his large painting on the fishing rocks at Bridge River fishing grounds.
Maria Kuttner and MaryLeslie oPelham St. Margaret’s Bay
Beautiful rug, love your colour choices- looks realistic to my eye!
Beautiful work Joe!!! Congratulations on completing your beautiful rug!!!
Beautiful rug Joe!!
Joe- your hollyhocks leap right off the rug! Very beautiful!
Ohio painter Eric Barth
Lovely rug, Joe!!
Nova Scotian artists who inspire me: Erin Hollingshead (EHollingsheadArt), Brianne Williams, and Jennifer Houghtaling (Earth and Vine Studio)-Check them out!
Teri Wing from Gananoque, Ontario.
Would you recommend Design School for first year members of The Harbour?
(Or is The Harbour enough / all encompassing for now?)
Thank you :)
Some trees are sacred in Celtic culture, particularly the oak, which this tree reminds me of.
Love your shirt
I bought the small village kit
And the colours in the mountains
Looks like some grey. Or some colours seem lighter the in the picture . Do I blend in colours like
Shading. Thank you I’m new
I got a message that you went off line
It doesn’t matter, you are on now
I could listen to the sound of your hook all day long. It is so comforting.
I love the way you hook and the color blue you are using. Will this rug ever be available as a kit? Thank you for all your inspiration, (I am currently taking that course). I am also interested in Color School so good to hear you speaking about it now. Thank you! Debbie
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Hi from North Carolina!
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