Although Barb and I took a rather circuitous route to the rug show in Victory Mills, we finally made it! We were warmly greeted by Dick Labarge and George Kahnle who remembered us from their Dye and Design class at the Shelburne Museum about 5 years ago!
The show was in the Victory Mills Community Center, a nice, old brick building newly refurbished. One of the show's honorees, Milly Shaw, told us about going to school in the building many years ago. When she graduated from the lower grades to the upper, she moved across the room . . . Here are Dick and Milly chatting.
Here is one of Milly's beautiful rugs.
Dick and George each have a distinctive style. George's patterns have a whimsical flair that is always recognizable, and Dick's colors are like nobody eles's. You can see their influence in their student's rugs as well. Here's a selection for you to drool over. . . .
This is one of George's patterns. I love the way the hooker used the color of patinaed copper for the deer.
Dick told us this rug had been accepted into Rug Hooking Magazine's Celebrations.
This is Dick's Pineapple rug. Barb wanted to take it home with her. . .
This was my favorite rug. . . It is very subdued and exquisitely hooked.