The details were so exquisite I asked if she was a painter, this kind of attention to shading is a dead giveaway of a true artist's eye.
Everywhere you look there is something new to discover. Janet worked mostly in a #4 cut with #3 cut details with all hand-dyed wool of her making. Wider for the kernels of corn. She told me she likes a challenge and this project fit the bill. She's only been hooking four years and if this is any indication of her rug hooking talent, I can't wait to see future work. What a spectacular representation of Thanksgiving to hang over a mantel. The harvest; bounty from the fruits of hard labour.
Although every part of this rug is expertly executed the corn really drew me in. When I designed this piece I worried someone might have trouble hooking the small details of individual kernels. Janet opted to go bigger instead of smaller and it worked perfectly. Each of the wide cut loops look exactly like a kernel of corn. Genius I thought!
Janet hooks with the Nicholsville Rug Rats rug hooking group.