..........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 was glad to attend the two rug hooking events in Asheville earlier this month in addition to traveling to Ohio when our first grandchild was born (4 weeks early). However, it sure is wonderful to be home! The seasonal colors in NC and Ohio were spendid. Weather cooperated and I did not have to drive in any horrible rain or slippery snow. Now back in Florida the weather is cooler, lower humidity and perfect for hooking on the porch.
My 8 value swatches for shading in hooked rugs will be listed in my online store later today. A nice gradation and smooth solid coloration makes these easy to shade flowers and fruit. Take a look.