..........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.








July update, waiting on the storm!

It's seems kind of quiet around here but there is a lot of planning happening!  We were away recently for a couple weeks to finally visit one of our new grandsons, born during the pandemic.  Great trip!  Home in time to wait for the tropical storm Elsa!

I have a new supply of colorful Sari Ribbon which I will post on the website soon, as long as the power stays on!  Sari ribbon can be used in rug hooking and weaving projects.  It is versatile for fiber artists.  This order came quickly, which I am happy for.  Ordering and supply, and shipping is still a challenge for everyone.


My hooking slowed down for May and June.  Still working on the huge one, Gainesboro.  Only a couple roses and scrolls left.  I have been hooking the background as I go.  I am always happy to not have background left at the end.  I do find it hard to have a large heavy rug on my lap during the summer.  Picture will be soon.


My next rug will be sea turtles designed by Carolyn Stitch, available at rughook.com, Honey Bee Hive rug.  My collection of wool, sari ribbon, yarn, hand-spun yarn, roving and more is over flowing in a large bag, ready and waiting.  I throw things in and take something out.  I know I need contrast, definite light and dark values.







Organization time in the studio

February is almost over and way past due to really clean up the studio.  The wool wall is refolded, restacked, reorganized today.  The picture shows only a portion of the wall.  The rest will be done later this week, at least before March rolls in.