20 March 2015

"Girl with Poppy Fascinator"

Another face worked on at the January workshop, "Girl with Poppy Fascinator" by Ruth Robinson, who writes:

"Girl with Poppy Fascinator" came from a collage done at Diane Cox and Sue Dove’s Artful Rugs workshop
in Penzance last year and started out as a large rag rug on hessian. After the workshop, finding the scale too large, I started again on a much smaller version, working with a punch needle.

We spent a whole day in Sue’s studio playing with glue and coloured paper pieces torn from magazines,
initially making abstract collages (a new experience for most of us and very liberating!), before working on another collage each which would be the inspiration for the rag rugs we would be working on during the workshop and, as it turned out, for many months after!


  1. Truly beautiful Ruth - love it :)

  2. Wonderful post describing the process and result. Visit TIGHR.net/Gallery to see Portraits created by members of The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers.