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