In this post we’re going to share a rug made by one of the delightful members of our guild Glenda Hudson. It has a really cool story.
Glenda made this rug for her son Matthew and it’s a combination of knitting and embroidery. The squares are joined by crochet while the backing is joined with a blanket stitch edging and held with ties. Some of the squares come from a pattern book put out by the Ku-ring-gai branch of the Knitters Guild NSW and the too cute buttons from Nikki Tervo Designs.
In her artist’s statement Glenda says:
My son Matthew has a great love of the Australian bush and its flora, fauna & birdlife. He works for Parks Australia as an environmental scientist. I made this rug to represent various aspects of his life.
Here’s the rug which is full of vivid Australian icons
This next one has a cute koala
and these next lovely blocks of Australian nature
The windmill on this square really evokes the outback
Isn’t it wonderful – it just makes me smile!
Hope you enjoy it too!