Sunday, November 22, 2015

Crafts from Old Sturbridge Village

Recently I have been making crafts when I visit Old Sturbridge Village.  Earlier this month I took a class on wool appliqué and penny rugs, which were popular during the 19th century. I finished my Thanksgiving piece today.

Penny rugs sometimes had pennies used as template shapes sewn into the back of them. Here I've sewn pennies and also coins from Bulgaria and Ecuador.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cold Spring, NY

Sketching in ink and watercolor with the NYC Urban Sketchers.