..........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.








Pictures from the hook-in today

Pictures from a hook-in today in Ocala Florida hosted by Martha Oelschlegle.  Martha provided a large comfortable room at her community center with plenty of natural light, comfy chairs and a view of the pool.  Several of us were tempted to take a refreshing swim, but we had so much hooking to talk about.  Better to be inside an airconditioned center with fellow fiber artists than outside in 100 degrees sunshiny Florida!   Notice the two snowman rugs trying to cool us off also. Martha treated us to homemade pumpkin bread and brownies.  

Two cats, one rabbit, florals, snowmen, and laughing ladies, and scrappy circles.  A nice mix of rug hooking styles.

One talented and extremely busy lady also brought her machine embroidered bags, knitted felted purses, and some embroidered towels to show us.  

Thank you and be ready, we will all be back next month!

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Want to learn decorative stitches in rug hooking?

Dottie, all decorated in creative stitches.  I will be teaching these creative stitches in Punta Gorda, FL in February 2015 at the Harbor Hookin' sponsored by Searsport Rug Hooking.  Creative stitches add a lovely textural dimension and design to your fiber art.  Zoom in on the picture to see all the samples up close.  Proddy, sculpting, beading, aztec, diamond, weaving, and more.  Class is designed to give you hands on instruction and informational tools you need to complete the piece outside of class.  Using the written class notes and information you will be able to use creative stitches in future projects.  

Check out searsportrughooking.com for more information about their wonderful event.

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