When Claudia Lampley started rug hooking in 2000 through a class at Blue Ridge Community College, young children and a tight budget meant she had to get creative with materials. Most of the wool for her first rugs came from thrift stores. A local hooking mill in the area allowed her to dumpster-dive the cut-offs from its large area rugs. She started designing her own patterns simply because they were cheaper, and used some of her children’s artwork in her early pieces. Read more about her journey here: The Laurel of Asheville
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Mary (Thursday, 21 July 2022 10:03)
Knew she was talented. Wow. Such a privilege to work and learn from the awesome group at HWFA.
Carol (Saturday, 23 July 2022 16:40)
Such a pleasure to read about Claudia’s rug hooking beginning. She is a true artist