..........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.








New Wool Appliqué kit just in time

Just finished this sample for my "Wild Flower Vase" wool appliqué kit.  The kit complete with all the wool will be ready for the upcoming Cabin Fever Quilt Show in Orlando in two weeks.  I will be a vendor so stop in an say HELLO!

Hand-dyed wool is used for the design, the background is a lovely Heavens to Betsy  wool texture.  

As you can see in the photo I love to use French knots to accent little areas and move the color around.  

Now, back to a rug hooking project with a deadline!






Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's time to open your new calendar and start filling in the wide open empty spaces.  The possibilities are endless.  Birthdays and anniversaries are probably first on our list of favorites to add.  But what are your rug hooking events for the new year?  And what new rug hooking techniques do you want to incorporate into your art?  Be sure to add a workshop, rug hooking camp, or a hook-in, and circle the dates in your favorite color ink.