..........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.
Weaving took over on Thursday, with friends Cheryl and Jean. Cheryl was using a 16" Ashford rigid heddle loom and some super soft baby yarn in light green for the warp and white for the weft. The result will be beautiful. I am hoping she will post her picture, as I am forever forgetting to get the camera out. The picture shown here will become my new kitchen towels. I used 4/2 un-mercerized cotton, solid warp with a variegated weft. I think it is weaving up beautifully! Look at the color pooling! Jean is a rug hooker, with visions of becoming a weaver. So I put her to work weaving on my loom, and my towels. If only she stayed longer my towels would be finished! Thanks Jean!
We all enjoyed the beautiful day for a hook-in last Thursday and hooked on the back porch. I wish I would remember to whip out the camera and take pictures of the rugs these talented ladies are creating. Thanks, Mona, for taking this picture. There was a great variety of patterns, from birds and children, leaves and buttermilks, welcome rugs, snowmen, pumpkins, and more! Sun, breeze, and hooking, what could be better between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I did not even know it was National Rug Hooking Day, that is a bonus to participate in a national event. My next hook-in is January 8th. Contact me for further information and directions if you will be in the North Florida, Ocala area in January.