..........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.








On the road again!

I will be attending the North Central McGown Teachers Workshop in Iowa next week!  





We have been busy in March!

March began with the Spring Fiber Fling in Wildwood Florida!  We had a full house of rug hookers, spinners, weavers, knitters, wool appliqués!  And more!   

The photos below are from the Florida Tropical Weavers Annual Conference in Lake Yale Florida March 15 - 18.  Sunrises over the lake were exceptionally beautiful each morning.  The Greenway Fiber Art Society exhibited many quality examples of fiber art, weaving, rug hooking, braiding, knitting, swedish weaving, wool appliqué.  I was honored to be chosen as a teacher during the conference.  My class was all about decorative stitches in rug hooking.  My vendor booth was packed with rug hooking and appliqué supplies.  My helper Mona added felting supplies, felted soaps, beaded jewelry, and wool appliqué kits.

We traveled to Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson TN for the March Madness Hooking Retreat organized by Lisanne Miller.  Two whole days this year to renew friendships and be reenergized!!  The park facilities are comfortable and convenient.