..........to Shady Hill Rug Hooking

Landscape painting using hand-dyed wool


My website name describes where I live. On a hill, shaded by old oak trees, in a home with a beautiful porch where I can hook rugs.

The art of traditional rug hooking has been around for hundreds of years. Creating a hand hooked rug is still being done today as it was long ago, with the simple tool of a hook and strips of cloth.  Now it is considered an art form. Rug hooking has no limit for creativity and imagination.

I hope you enjoy looking at the hand-hooked rugs, hand-dyed wool, rug hooking patterns and appliqué patterns that are on the following pages.








Hooking in North Florida

Another wonderful hook-in on Saturday May 16th, sponsored by the North Florida Rug Hooking Guild in Jacksonville Florida.  Here are just a few of the rugs on display, or being worked on.  I really tried to get them all, but so easily distracted, I missed many.  Enjoy these!

If you are in the area next May, be sure to make this hook-in a priority.  Talent, inspiration, delicious lunch, door prizes, great lighting, friendly members!






This is what happens in the wood shop

Saturday I was in the woodshop with my dad who makes all my wood items.  This is the process of making a little wood snippet bowl with magnet attached, to sit on your hooking project and catch all the little snippets of wool that usually end up on the floor.

From a birch log, to a round block, then hollowed out on a lathe, and a decorative trim on the outside.

I used mine in class yesterday and today, it rests easily on my rug.  No mess on the floor!