The past few weeks it has been way too hot work with my polymer…Friday’s heat index was 122 F !!! No way, I am turning on the convection oven to fire anything, let alone try to pinch any petals from cane slices. It is so hot I have been knitting fabric strips in front of a fan to make another pillow cover. It is so hot I started to think I could knit an area rug, using the fabric scraps from a quilt I am cutting out…Cooler weather and studio time is around the corner. In the meantime Libby Mills sent me this link to a spectacular rug from Sonya Winner- what an incredible sense of color and design.
Sonya Winner’s vibrant contemporary rugs include After Matisse, inspired by the artist’s work using paper cut-outs. The collage of 26 colours replicates the effect of transparent colours mixed together. The irregular shape and five different tuft heights create a sculptural and striking design, which is made of pure New Zealand wool.