..........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.








Upcoming Events!

The Strawberry Rug Hooker group from Lakeland Florida is again hosting their annual hookin!!  Always an exciting event to look forward to in November each year.  Friday, November 19th at the Hillsborough county fairgrounds in Dover FL.  Check out the information on their facebook page Strawberry Rug Hookers!!!


Another terrific event for everyone looking for hand-made items for gift giving this year!!  The Weavers of Orlando  2021 Holiday Fiber Arts Show and Sale!!! 

December 3rd, 4th and 5th of 20201 at the Donnelly Building in Donnelly Park, Mt. Dora Florida  (530 North Donnelly Street)

Hand-made one of a kind gifts and pieces of art! 


I look forward to seeing you all at both events!! 





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.