..........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.
My Baby Millie hooked mat sample is ready, kits are made up and waiting. I will be teaching a beginner rug hooking class at Crafty Threads Quilt Store in Tampa in August. Students will be using my Baby Millie kit to learn the techniques of rughooking using my hand-dyed wool and the pattern drawn on rug warp. Check out their store at Craftythreads.com
I will have two more rughooking classes at my home in May then take a break for the summer. However I will be busy hooking! I have a few hooked rugs to complete for up coming teaching opportunities. I am excited to be asked to teach at the Searsport Rug Hooking event in Punta Gorda in 2015. My crazy ideas and plans are on the drawing board and tracing paper right now and I am anxious to get the design and color plan completed. The weather is beautiful right now and the porch will be the perfect place to hook.
What would you do if your well breaks and you have no water 24 hours before a delightful group of rughookers arrive? Not much cleaning or yummy baking, or rinsing wool, all the things we do at the very last possible minute.
The water came rushing back just in time, I did not have to cancel, I could bake (fun), finish cleaning (not fun), and get the wool rinsed (very pretty), all in record time.