Featured Artist - Leslie Knight
Heartfelt is pleased to announce Leslie Knight as our current featured artist. Leslie began rug hooking not so long ago, but her design sense is inspiring and her technique is flawless!
In Leslie's words... "The quote by Maxime Lagace, “By discovering nature, you discover yourself”, sums up my personal journey beautifully. I am happiest and most at peace when I’m walking among the trees or feel a connection with the earth as I work the soil in my gardens. I discovered my first hooked pillow in a small store in Muskoka when visiting a friend at her cottage. That moment kindled a tiny desire that sat untended for years until I found a beginner rug hooking class in Caledon. From that moment on, my passion for rug hooking ignited and lit up the artistic beast that had been laying silent inside of me. In the three years since my Beginner course I have tried needle felting, acrylic painting and, in September of 2020, launched a website to begin selling patterns inspired by nature. Many of the pieces shown here have patterns available on my website www.hookedonnature.ca