..........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.








Weaving this week

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!  






Rug Hooking between holidays

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.