Today is our ‘exhibition’ and my final day of Matangwe rug hooking. Everyone has been working very hard to get as many pieces as possible completed for today. Things have come together in this third week and I am overwhelmed by the quality of the technique and design. We had an order for 6 chairs seats and below you will see four contenders, plus one of my favourite bird mats, accurately depicting a Cordon Bleu, one of my favourite Matangwe birds. Many of the rug hookers have have progressed from copying a photo using the window as a light box, to designing scenes from their lives. We went shopping in Bondo for tshirts last week as we had run out of material for sky and grass. Turquoise is a favourite.
Uploading photos is a tedious business but I will try to do another post later today. We have over 30 pieces for the exhibiton and sale.