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Mary Magdalene 2013

Winner of Sauder Village Originals People's Choice Award 2013

   

 

 

Mary Magdalene 2013, 30" by 40"

6-cut.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick.

Alexander 201

Winner of Sauder Village Theme Challenge People's Choice Award 201

Transient

Alexander 2011, 31" by 33" 

6-cut. Designed, dyed, and hooked by April DeConick. Red Jack Palette Wool. 8-Value Packs of Ring 'O Rosie 161; Faune Brown 114; Red Oak 144; Blush Red 113; Applewood 147; Rosewood 138; Chesterfield 152; Sea Shells 142; Alexander Blue 109; Butterfield 122; Gossamer Gray 131; Shades of Dusk 123.  Texture Packs of Shades of Dusk 123.

Lady Sunset 201

Featured in Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XXI (2011)

Transient

Lady Sunset 2010, 24" by 24"

6-cut. Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick. Red Jack Palette Wools. 8-Value Packs of Ellendale Orange 126; Goodfellow Yellow 105; Will 'O Wisp 158; Moorland Moss 106; Russet Red Jack 143; Sun Kissed Gold 157.  Texture Packs of Fincastle Brown 141 for background.


Faces of the Seasons Series

Lady Red Jack 2012

Faces of the Seasons Series

Transient

September

Lady Red Jack 2012, 15" by 19 1/2"

#6 cut.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick.  Red Jack Palette Wool: 8-value packs of Bittersweet 162, Peter Pumpkin 163, Ellendale Orange 126, Tanglewood 148, and Lake Agate 127; 1 piece of Goodfellow Yellow 105 value 5, Will 'O Wisp 158 value 5; Moorland Moss 106 dappled; 2 pieces of Sunset Gold 104 value 6; Goodfellow Yellow 105 value 7; Black Orchid 146 value 7 and 8; Will 'O Wisp 158 two textures; 4 pieces Nightshade Berry 160 four textures.

Matlida the Witch 201

Faces of the Seasons Serie

DISCLAIMER This photo circulates without attribution on the web.  I have made every reasonable effort to trace and contact the copyright holder of the original photo in a diligent search. If an omission is brought to my notice, I will be pleased to correct the situation.

DISCLAIMER This photo circulates without attribution on the web.  I have made every reasonable effort to trace and contact the copyright holder of the original photo in a diligent search. If an omission is brought to my notice, I will be pleased to correct the situation.

October

Matlida the Witch 2011, 13" by 16"

6-cut. Designed, dyed and hooked by April D. DeConick. Red Jack Palette Wool. 8-Value Packs of Fincastle Brown 141; Lady Willow 128; Fingorn Forest 149; Spanish Moss 140; Black Orchid 146; Highland Lilac 133; Red Oak 144. 

quanto 2011

Faces of the Seasons Serie

Transient

November

Squanto 2011, 12" by 13"

6-cut.  Designed, dyed, and hooked by April DeConick.  Red Jack Palette Wools. 8-value packs of Wilde Wood 117; Faune Brown 114; Hubbard Fig 119; Sea Shells 142; Red Oak 144; Toadstool 121. 

Saint Nicholas 200

Featured in ATHA Newsletter Dec 2010/Jan 201

Faces of the Seasons Serie

Transient

December

Saint Nicholas 2009, 10" by 15"

6-cut. Designed, dyed, and hooked by April DeConick.  Red Jack Palette Wool. 8-Value Packs, Blush Red 113, Sherwood Forest 107, Jack Horner Plum 111, Rowen Raspberry 112; 1 Antique Black Pack; 1 Highlight Pack; single strips of value 4 and 6 of Alexander Blue 109.

Lady Libert 2012

Faces of the Seasons Serie

Transient

July

Lady Liberty, 12" by 17"  

6-cut.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick.  Red Jack Palette Wools.  8-Value Packs: 155 Nymph Green, 123 Shades of Dusk, 131 Gossamer Grey, 109 Alexander Blue.  Texture Pack, value 5, 101 McIntosh Million. 2 strips of 164 Fiddlehead Green value 5.


Wool Snapshots

Grand Tea for Thre

Photo Mini Album Series

Transient

Grand Tea for Three 2012, 6 1/2" by 10 1/2"

Cut 6.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick from scraps.  One page in Photo Mini Album.

o Shoes

Photo Mini Album Series

Transient

No Shoes 2012,  9" by 6"

Cut 6.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick from scraps.  Half a page in Photo Mini Album.

o Suit

Photo Mini Album Series

Transient

No Suit 2012, 9" by 6"

Cut 6.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick from scraps.  Half a page in Photo Mini Album.

mokin' Smores 2012

Photo Mini Album Serie

Transient

Smokin' Smores 2012, 7" by 7"

Cut 6.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick from scraps. Full page in Photo Mini Album.

Her Favorite Place 2014 Featured in Rug Hooking Magazine 2014

Her Favorite Place 2014

Featured in Rug Hooking Magazine 2014

Her Favorite Place 2014, 7" by 7"

Cut 6.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick from scraps.

Sisters on Pier 2012

Featured in Rug Hooking Magazine 2014

Sisters on Pier 2012, 7" by 9"

Cut 6.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick from scraps.


The Three of Us 2013

Cut 6.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick from scraps.  #1-Wade.  #2-Alexander. #3-April.  Featured in Rug Hooking Magazine 2014.


Nine Series 2012-2013

Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick.  #6-cut scraps on linen.  Nine years in the life of my son Alexander.  #1-Sweet.  #2-Big Laugh. #3-Sand Castle.  #4-Shell-Catcher.  #5-Look Out.  #6-Me and My Violin.  #7-Caterpillar Find.  #8-Sandy Boy.  #9-Big Bike.  Featured in Rug Hooking Magazine (June-July-August) 2014.

Faces of the Houston Zoo Series

Jonathan 201

Faces of the Houston Zoo Serie

Transient

Jonathan 2011, 25" by 30"

6-cut.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick.  Red Jack Palette Wools. 8-value packs: Hubbard Fig 119; Butterfield 122; Sunkissed Gold 157; Somerset Sunset 104; Goodfellow Yellow 105; Black Orchid 146; Highland Lilac 133; Faune Brown 114; Milkweed 115; Sea Shells 142. Texture packs~Hubbard Fig 119 (value 5 and 8); Sunkissed Gold 157 (value 5); Goodfellow Yellow 105 (value 5); Faune Brown 114 (value 2 and 8).

Charile 2013

Faces of the Houston Zoo Series

Published in Rug Hooking Magazine August 2013

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Charlie 2013, 18" by 24"

6-cut.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick.  Red Jack Palette Wools. 8-value packs: Twinkle Periwinkle 156; Shades of Dusk 123; Gossamer Gray 131; Midnight Heath 166; Highland Lilac 133; Violet Twilight 132; Norfolk Lavender 110; Lake Agate 127; Tanglewood 148.

White Tiger Beauty 201

Transient

White Tiger Beauty 2010, 17" by 17"

4-cut. Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick. Red Jack Rugs Palette Wool.  8-Value Packs of Blush Red 113, Faune Brown 114, Milk Weed 115, Shades of Dusk 123, Antique Black, White; #7 & #8 values of Alexander Blue 109, Norfolk Lavender 110, Jack Horner Plum 111, Rowan Raspberry 112; tints and tones of Rowen Raspberry 112 and Jack Horner Plum 111; Textures Pack of Shades of Dusk 123. 


Abstracts

Palette Constellation Rug 201

Winner of Sauder Village People's Choice Award for Originals 201

Palette Constellation Rug 2012, 90" by 58"

9-cut. Designed, dyed and hooked by April D. DeConick. Red Jack Palette Wool. 8-Value Packs of all 67 colors plus black; 536 different values; 160 hours to hook; 36 days to dye; 38 yards of Red Jack Palette Wool used.

To the Poin

Created for ATHA Biennial 2010 Exhibit Seeing Red 

To the Point 2010,  9" by 12"  

6-cut.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick.  Red Jack Palette Wool.  8-Value Packs of Nightshade Berry 160; Pixie Green 154; Fiddlehead 164.

Baptism by Fire 201

Baptism by Fire 2010,  18" by 46"

6-cut.  Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick.  Red Jack Palette Wool.  8-Value Packs of McIntosh Million 101; Finnigan Flame 102; Jacky Lantern 103; Somerset Sunset 104.


Dolls

Father Christmas Doll 201

Father Christmas Doll 2010, 7" by 21"

4-cut. Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick.  Red Jack Palette Wool. 8-Value Packs of Hubbard Fig 119; Pink Iris 134; Violet Twilight 132.  Also used: wool roving yarn; sheep wool.  Accessory: silver snowflake.

Peter Cottontail Doll 201

Peter Cottontail Doll 2011,  7" by 21"

4-cut. Designed, dyed and hooked by April D. DeConick. Red Jack Palette Wool. 8-Value packs of Milkweed 115; Violet Twilight 132; Crab Apple 135; Rosehip 143. Texture packs for coat: Jack Horner Plum 111; Rowan Raspberry 112.

Uncle Sam Doll 201

Uncle Same Doll 2011, 26" by 7 1/2"

6-cut. Designed and hooked by April DeConick. Red Jack Palette Wool.  8-Value Packs of McIntosh Million 101, Alexander Blue 109, Blush Red 113, Shades of Dusk 123. Roving prodded into hooking for hair and beard.


"Found Wool" Mats

Jack in the Red 199

Featured in Celebration of Hooked Rug XI (1999)

Jack in the Red 1999, 31" x 71"

Cut 6. Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick from recycled coat wool. Most of the wool was used "as is" except some spot dyes I created for the red and organ leaves. I used Seal Brown, Burgundy, Mahogany dyes sprinkled lightly over red, orange, and plaid fabrics. I dyed the center of the border too, first with tea and then with Seal Brown. Exhibitions: Sauder Village Traditional Rug Hooking Exhibition 1999. Awards: Featured in Celebration XI (1999) pp. 50-51.

The Hidden Ston

Sauder Village Honorable Mention 1999; Featured in Rug Hooking Magazine 199

The Hidden Stone 1996, 37 1/2" x 50 1/4"

Cut 8. Designed, dyed and hooked by April DeConick from recycled coat wool. All "as is" except background which was gray wool over-dyed with Cushing's Wine dye in two separate stew pot batches. Exhibited: Manchester County Fair 1997 where it received 1st place ribbon; Sauder Village Traditional Rug hooking Exhibition 1999 where it received Honorable Mention award. Featured in Rug Hooking Magazine, "First Rug on the Last Page," volume 10, Nov/Dec 1998, p. 64.