Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ali Strebel Class

We had the opportunity to take a class from Ali Strebel prior to our hook in. Ali likes to add interest to her rugs with different techniques and fibers. I will admit that I really didn’t think I would be particularly interested in doing that....but I had a pattern of Ali’s bought many years ago when I first started hooking. Wanting to support the guild by taking the class, I signed on. Within thirty minutes of starting this class I was totally on board with what Ali was doing...LOL.

Here are a few of Ali!s rugs...

This pattern and some cool neutral fiber came home with me.

This was a free Karen Kahlee pattern that Ali used her techniques upon in a guild challenge.

I love that Ali was able to add these techniques and still end up with a prim rug.

This is my rug....

The handle is made of roving dreads that are couched and needlefelted. The bunny’s eye is a quillie with a needlefelted center. The strawberries are needlefelted onto the hooking.  The pink flower was needlefelted and then added to the rug.  
Lesson learned...never say never.

Jackson (4th from left) got several awards today at his Honors Day.

So proud of him.

Take Care,


  1. I was fortunate to have a class with Ali a few years ago and it was wonderful. Enjoyed every rug photo you showed and will save them in my "inspirational" file.

  2. You got a lot done on your Easter basket rug. Wonderful!
    Ali is a lot of fun, but I prefer to stick with wool.
    Happy Memorial Day :)

  3. Wow! Great beautiful designs made even more beautiful with some interesting techniques! Love them all! Happy Memorial Day!

  4. very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!