This Friday's Find is a little different.
Most of the time I own my Friday's Find.
Today, I'm sharing a find.
Last weekend, I attended the
West Virginia's Writers' Conference
While I was eating in the dining facility,
I noticed a large rug displayed on the wall.
It looked somewhat odd as a display piece
in a rather informal cafeteria.
I went over to read the plaques displayed beside the rug.
Imagine my surprise to see Pearl K. McGown's name!
If you didn't catch my post about Pearl K. McGown and her
great influence on the rug hooking craft,
The Conference Center features unique handcraft workshops like basket making, pottery design, stained glass how-to's. The fact that rug-hooking at one point made its way to the Center as a workshop made sense after I thought about it. I wonder if Jane McGown Flynn was involved with that workshop. Jane is Pearl K. McGown's daughter.
One side of the dining facility is in honor of both Pearl and Jane.
This photograph gives a better perspective of the handhooked rug's size.
From what I could discover,
the Southern Teacher's Workshop
was still meeting in the area as recent as 2010.
I've finished some more teacup
The cashmere aqua rose is in a small
1965 souvenier World's Fair teacup.
What projects have you finished recently?