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Britta with Love

This is my “grand dog”, Britta.  I loved hooking this.  If you want a color plan for your pet, send me a color OR preferably, black and white photo.  It’s helpful to be a closeup. Head portraits are good, although full body works too.I will color it, get your approval, and send you a full size poster for a fee of $50. If you want me to transfer the image onto linen, it’s an extra $40.  This process takes about 3 weeks.

Call or email me, Sharon  sharons083@gmail.com

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Italy !

19″ x 26″ new pattern…my version of an Italian village parking

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Italy

APRIL 16, 2016 CREATIVE JUICES gathering day focuses on recycled stuff to make any sort of bag. I will have models, you make the stuff. Bring recycleables or dig into my stash (small fees). The bags below were created as a roll-up knitting needle pouch; a pin keep, (house), a blank book cover; a hooker’s zip pouch; a felting pouch; and a punch needle fold-over. The one on the lower right as made from a very small hooked rug found at a flea market. I kept this intact and included the maker’s label.
COME and have fun. FREE! At the Studio of Sharon A. Smith,
Walnut Creek, California, (East Bay area)..email me at sharons083@gmail.com. Limited size group.
9:00 to 1:00. Bring your own snacks.
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“The Couple”

19″ x 27″, new pattern, done with wool, silk, ribbon, yarn, on linen.  Hooked with love…couple 300p

35″ diameter new design, hooked in 8-cut.  Great for any floor or wall.  This was difficult to draw.  If anyone knows how to draw a perfect 35″ DIAMETER CIRCLE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. And this also calls for a 33-1/8″ circle within the circle.  After it’s been hooked, I’m looking for tech help in re-drawing it. Still, it’s available on my web site. http://www.offthehookwoolrugs.com

Clowning Around

In this new rug, 18″ x 20″, I’ve used many different fibers to create an interpretation of a Van Gogh work.  I’m teaching a 2-day class on it at my studio in Walnut Creek on FEBRUARY 14-15.  9 am to 4pm  $70 total/bring your own lunch! Call if you are interested, Two spots left. 925-22-1732 Call or email for more details.

Cypress Trees                          Peacock Moth                Wine Country

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Still working on the center of this behemoth–36″ x 88″.  Can’t wait to get beyond this center!!

Little People Home

I found this box at the ATHA biennial auction and brought it home. The creator painted an old silverware keeper and lined it with soft wool. She meant the box to be a place to store cutter heads, but I found my little creature I use on little houses I make, fit perfectly! I love the recycling that went into her box.DSC03248

Orange Moth

Hooked from a painting by ANN WILLEY within a contract between us. I’m selling the pattern on my web site. Believe me, her work is delightful to hook. And I am so enjoying working with her on this project. I have about a dozen to go! I do one of my own designs, then hers.  Fun, fun, fun. And I will be bringing them to my workshops. –Sharon

You are the perfect person to work with Ann Willey as you both have the same sense of whimsey and colour style. Beautiful works!!” — comment by Susan Sutherland

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