I had the most wonderful letter from a lady in Arkansas – it’s copied below. Isn’t it wonderful to have such connection with where you live? As a very small child Dad took us all to visit a relative family in Western Arkansas. Saw them only that one time. They were subsistence farmers and had the most incredible foods that they grew. I have very fond memories of that visit about 67 years ago. I hope you have such wonderful memories too.
Hi, Jim…I am a friend of Carolien…and she was the one who introduced me to the Hokett Loom. I have since WON a second one in a Group I have for spinners in Ravelry. I won it from Jessica…of Weaving Rainbow. Gorgeous little thing! Anyway…since I now have TWO…I decided to weave the bigger of the two…and wanted to show you my first Hokett Tapestry. I have lived on my three acres in Arkansas for a little over 20 years. When we moved in, there was this OLD, OLD apple tree…that gave (not many) the most delicious apples. Then after about 10 years, two Woodpeckers started pecking the tree…and eventually killed it. I was sooooo very sad…so this is a tribute to my ‘little old apple tree.’ I used French Knots and embroidered leaves on the tree.
I am in the thinking stages for weaving a bookmark on my Tiny Hokett!
Your work is just amazing!! I have sung your praises everywhere!! Thank you for the amazing work you do!!