..........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.
I know, that sounds similar to an infomercial on late night TV. Really, though, who likes to pin and tape, and keep flimsy transfer material straight on your backing. This is what you will enjoy using in the future - "Adhesive Mesh" for transferring designs to your choice of foundation cloth. Place the mesh on your paper pattern and trace your design. Then peel off the mesh, place and press onto your backing and retrace the design. Peel the mesh off your backing and there is your design exactly where you want it and perfectly straight. No more shifting, pinning or taping. I will have this great product in my booth at the Searsport Harbor Hook-in next week in Punta Gorda. February 25th and 26th. Stop in at my booth at say hello, ask for a demo and we will show you how easy it is.
Artists trading cards are little pieces of art. These are about 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches small. I hooked these in 2010 with wool strips from my left over noodles. Some rug hookers refer to left over strips as worms. I just prefer the descriptive term "noodles". More pleasant I think. Anyway, I would like to trade my little cards with others who have made trading cards. Mine will travel to Punta Gorda with me next week. If you are interested just stop in at my booth, with your trading card, and we can have a little swap right then and there. It will be fun.