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Wanda is starting a brand new year long class on the Welcome Mat.

It is called Spark. IT IS INTERACTIVE.
Wanda relates and responds to you.
Inside Spark there are 4 sections
Each month we will touch on all four.
There will be patterns, challenges, learning and musings to ponder over.
Find out more about colour use in rug hooking, find out more about Wanda's process and your own. She will teach you all her tricks about creativity, spirit and art.
You will see more of Wanda via videos and teachings.
Best of all she will inspire you to ignite your spark as she fans hers.
Your desires in hooking are your tinder, all we need to do is flash a spark to get you fired up. 
Spark Starts on September 22
Cost: $150  as per your country of residence.
If you are a US citizen just join us here.
If you are a Canadian citizen and need or wish to pay in CAD please press this button and add a note of your Welcome Mat name  and email so I might send you your invitation.

“I would rather be ashes than dust!

I would rather that my spark should burn out

in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in

magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

The function of man is to live, not to exist.

I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.

I shall use my time.”

Jack London

Our Weekly Tidbit
Let's think about the reflective colour in light and shadows, explore this concept that colour is present in shadows, it is brighter in some places and duller in others.It is darker closer the the object and becomes lighter as it moves away.
Thing I'm telling you this week:
What I like LOVE today
I'm hearing a knock at my door to come out and play.


What I read and heard:

Great Colour Combos

Look for the neutrals, even among these dulls. Look at the work the golden line does and the dark olive.Look how each layer or plane is coloured. There is plenty to learn here in this work by Mary O'Malley. Go here to see her other inspiring work.


Inspiration for Rugs 

Turn a single design like an owl or two end to end over and over to create a pattern

Things to look up on The Mat:


The Majic Carpet Dyers Circle
A New Section Of The Mat.

Shading - What's it all about?

Shading with textures and plaids

Sophisticated Glow

Current Dye Formulas 
Gwenn Seemel
You can go here to read her blog
Creativity Boosting Exercises
20 days of 10 minute creative prompts to do 
Refresh and Enrich Yourself
Art is Fun and so is colouring, rug hooking is really all about colouring!
Print some of these free pages out and de-stress.

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The Exploratorium Online Class

Join an elite online class and learn how colour can transition to make your rug hooking more artful. 

Only 9 students accepted. Will you be one of them? I hope so. Cost is $380 in the denomination of your residency country. This includes class, pattern you trace, bountiful kit and shipping.

Class will start October 20 and be open for one month. You will be sent an invitation to join after payment.

write me at if you are joining in.


WandaWorks has hundreds of formulas using her Majic Carpet dyes archived here on the Mat. Here are the most recent formula articles:

Make some majic colours, ride my Majic Carpet and get your dyes right here.


        We respect all styles and levels of woolworking and fiber exploration and our commitment to creativity and colour is our primary goal. Treat all members with respect no matter how hot under the collar you become.

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The False Start - A Sparky

Started by Wanda Kerr. Last reply by Gigi Taylor Sep 19. 3 Replies

A Surprising Turn

Started by Wanda Kerr. Last reply by Karen Larsen Sep 9. 7 Replies

A Reflection

Started by Wanda Kerr. Last reply by Julie Cheeseman Aug 28. 10 Replies

When I'm Hooking A Portrait

Started by Wanda Kerr. Last reply by Sharon Johnston Aug 11. 10 Replies

The busy times

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