Friendship rugs are popular among the rug hooking community. It is a sweet reminder of special friends. A grid is drawn on a rug backing such as rug warp or linen. Then the rug owner asks friends to hook a square. Each square is then thoughtfully designed and creatively hooked by friends. Janice was my wonderful mentor as I went through the McGown Traditional Rug Hooking Teachers training. Janice was a student in my class - "Deco Reflections". My square is a silhouette of an art deco period lady.
Friendship rugs can also be hooked by a guild or group of rug hookers as a secret suprise for a special member. Wouldn't that be fun? I think keeping the secret would be the hard part!
My camellia bushes are in full bloom and I wanted to share the vision of the magnificent bloom against the brilliant blue afternoon sky.