..........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.








Vendors for the Spring Fiber Fling Are....

Check out the exciting vendors for Spring Fiber Fling!

Prairie Road Designs        prairieroaddesigns.com                 Wentzville, MO
Funny Face Farms            Funny Face Farm on Facebook    Valrico, FL
KISS Rug Hooking            Studio KISS Rug Hooking Studio on Facebook - Jacksonville FL
Heart & Hare Rugs            heartandharerugs.com                   Leawood, KS
Rugs by Carol                    Rugsbycarol.com                           Bonita Springs, FL
Mad Hen Primitives            madhenprims.com                         Monroe, GA
Over The Moon Wool         Specialty Hand-Dyed wool,          Tavares, FL
Shady Hill Rug Hooking     ShadyHillRugHooking.com           Ocala, FL






Everyone needs a new bag now and then

The hooking is done and ready to be made into a little tote bag.  The pattern is San Miguel, a 12" x 12" spanish tile design available from Honey Bee Hive Co.  Some of the wool is my own hand-dyed, some I purchased from another teacher, and I used Noro Silk Garden yarn also.  The yarn gives the inner border a little more texture and sparks of color.


The back of the bag will be this fabric woven on my rigid heddle loom.  The warp is 8/2 unmercerized cotton.  The weft is my own hand-spun art yarn.  Wool, silk and some other fiber.  I played it with a shiny metallic embroidery thread for more sparkle.  The fabric will shrink a little when I wash it and that will give it more texture, and hopefully be the right size for the bag. 

The hooked piece and woven fabric look pretty together.  

Now for a trip to the local yarn shop for the wonderful handles.

I hope to have this completed in time for the fashion show at the Spring Fiber Fling in March.  Click on the Spring Fiber Fling tab for more information.