..........to Shady Hill Rug Hooking

picture made of 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.








Merrie Mountain Hookers Hook-In is Saturday!

Our truck is packed extra full, and there is just enough room for my suitcase!






Wool applique class and trunk show

Enthusiastic students in my wool applique class made the day fly by.  I always learn from my students as they all come with a background in the fiber arts.  Whether it is quilting, knitting, weaving, or embroidery, they all are willing to share experiences and ideas with me.  A couple of the students had to leave early but I managed to get this group photo at the end.  I am very forgetful when it comes to taking pictures during class and I am sorry I can't share with you the beautiful hand made bags and purses and totes these ladies were carrying!

I asked them to post pictures of their finished wool applique projects, so keep checking back here for updates.

A big thank you to Happy Apple Quilts in Palm Harbor for hosting my trunk show and wool applique workshop!

My trunk show set up at the Happy Apple Quilt Store.  Hand-dyed wool, applique kits, silk sari ribbon and much more!  Thank you to everyone who came out on Friday evening to see what WOOL is all about!