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

Landscape painting using 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.








August is hot but no hurricanes in sight

Time for a summer update.  It is no cooler here on the shady hill than anywhere else. 101 degrees early this afternoon. My dye kitchen is in the garage so no dyeing here until the temperatures take a dive. 


The Greenway Fiber Arts Society is meeting again although not at my home.  The sheriff station has a community  room available so we use it on the first Friday of each month. If you are in the Ocala Florida area and interested in  the fiber arts  send me an email and I will fill you in on all the details.


Update on Gainesboro:  Only one rose to hook, and one tulip to fix.  Then done.  Did I mention it is hot here?  Too hot to have the big rug in my lap, even with A/C and a fan.  It will wait until winter.


The rug pattern here is in my online store along with many other Pearl McGown OSV patterns on rug warp.  All are big, and beautiful and in  stock.







What a fun find! Before and After






This is the before picture of a chair picked up on the side of the road during an adventure with a friend.  Nice and sturdy and even comfortable to sit in.  I will keep it in the studio.  However the seat needs a make over.  I thought about weaving fabric in my own design, and colorway.










This is what I came up with!  A tie-dye hand-dyed wool to cover the seat.  It has  been hanging around the studio for awhile because it is too pretty to cut.  Due to the stretchiness of hand-dyed wool I ironed adhesive fleece to give it some stability as it is stretched around to the back.