October 15-19, 2014 along with Roslyn Logsdon, Rachelle Leblanc, Alberta Canada and Peg Irish, New Hampshire USA will be the featured artists with their collections of fiber works during Hooked in the Mountains XVII at Champlain Valley Eposition, Essex Junction, Vermont.
Peg Irish is a founding member of TIGHR, past Editor and active contributor to our online site. Her work tells stories and portrays an artistic skill in the dye pots. The piece illustrated includes a hand painted scene for the view out the window. Planned for the shrinkage of loops the wool fabric was dyed, cut and hooked into a Vermont landscape.
Rachelle Leblanc lived in the eastern provinces of Canada until recently. Her move to Alberta did not halt exploring visual art using rug hooking. The sensitivity to her subjects (often family members) is evident from Bed of Violets. Self described as a Fine Craft Artist concentrating in the medium of rughooking, Leblanc is using traditional craft as an artist’s tool. Artsquest.ca produced an interview click here for the text and images.