Tag Archives: Susan L. Feller

Virtual Studio Visit – Susan L. Feller

As a creative person I would love to stay in the studio and work, but no one sees the results unless they visit. These days a virtual visit can be arranged if some of that creative time is put into … Continue reading

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Progress in the Mountains

After three years of muddling over this topic I created “Progress in the Mountains“, a seven foot by 27 inch hand hooked runner. Envision the impact on geography, environment, culture and community the human drive for progress has had on … Continue reading

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Contemporary Fiber work at Schwenkfelder

My responsibility as co-curator of the ‘Garden to Table’ exhibit at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center was to collect contemporary work incorporating rughooking.  The pieces contributed by Carolyn Boutilier, Kris McDermet, Mary Jane Peabody and Darlene York  Trout along … Continue reading

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Garden to Table Treasures

The third exhibit co-curated by myself and Candace Perry, Director of Collections at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center titled: “Garden to Table” will be displayed through March 1, 2015.  As I alluded to in the post Setting up an exhibit, the … Continue reading

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Setting up an Exhibit

Ever wonder how an exhibit comes together for opening day?  Here are some behind the scenes shots as we set up ‘Garden to Table: hooked rugs and art from the collection at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, … Continue reading

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Opening of ‘Hooked Art 2014′

Opening Receptions are great opportunities to meet artists and view artwork and Saturday , October 25 was no exception. Fifteen of the 18 artists were in attendance to discuss and enjoy the 55 contemporary textile works curated by Liz Alpert … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a Portrait

Seems one is not enough these days. This post is how one portrait lead to another. Inspired to simplify the design I hooked with such detail, I took one of the sketches and traced the outline, neck, hairline and glasses. … Continue reading

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Rug Hooking outdoors in Fall

FALL in West Virginia means breezes, sunshine, brittle leaves fluttering, COLOR and no bugs.  As a member of the Plein Air Hooking Artists it was time to get out and enjoy all of the above while creating. My attention was drawn to … Continue reading

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Portrait transformation

Realism is the quest in my current studies.  I decided to work a self-portrait close to life size using #3 strips (3/32″ wide) for detail.  A group in Harrisonburg, VA brought instructor Donna Hrkman in for three days and I … Continue reading

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Nature Lessons in Color Planning

When I wanted to illustrate complementary partners in the book ‘Design Basics for Rug Hookers’, Stackpole Books 2011; I chose PURPLE asters and GOLDENrod along the highway near Albany, NY and ORANGE sassafras and a crystal BLUE sky here in WV. … Continue reading

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