My hooking buddy, Suzi Prather, and I live less than 15 miles apart, so we get together regularly to hook, talk hooking, dip into dye pots, and imagine and plan future projects. During a recent cold snap here in Orlando, I showed up at Suzi’s house with the happy thought of my latest hooking project bundled under my arm. I'm working on Green Mountain Design’s Vermont Cow. I am working on this piece as an example for my 2018 Green Mountain Rug School class on Whimsical Animals!
Suzi met me at the door announcing, “Isn't this the perfect day to get into the dye pots?" And so we did! Suzi taught me her beautiful formulas and great dyeing methods, and showed me how to get specific colors. I had so much fun learning her techniques and hearing stories of her dyeing experiences; Maryanne Lincoln was Suzi’s dyeing mentor in the early days of Suzi’s dyeing. With Marianne’s encouragement and welcoming heart, Suzi often went to help Maryanne dye for the large orders for her classes or just to experiment and play together in the pots. Suzi is so fortunate to have had a master dyer for a mentor and for such a great friend!
After a wonderful day of steam, chatter, and skill building (on my part) check out what we did! They're so beautiful that I don't want to unbundle them or use them! It just makes me happy to look at these lovely pieces. Aren't these just gorgeous?
Suzi Prather will be teaching “Strategies for Dyeing at Home,” June 16-19, 2018 at Green Mountain Rug School.
Pam Kirk will be teaching “Whimsical Animals,” June 20-23, 2018 at Green Mountain Rug School.