RUG HOOKING DAILY

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Making art with wool. An interactive rug-hooking community...

ABOUT RUG HOOKING DAILY

If you love fibre art, crafting by hand, wool, yarn, fabric, stitch, color, mixed media, learning and sharing, RHD is for you!

Chat about hand dyeing, wool fabric, yarn, hand spinning your own yarn, design, embellishment, workshops and techniques. Find wool merchants and crafting supplies as well as special events, galleries and exhibits.

Rug Hooking Daily is a positive, constructive environment in which to celebrate a common interest. Members are asked to participate within this guideline. Feel safe, feel creative and enjoy Rug Hooking Daily.

Field Notes from the WoolWorks

Graduation day

What if today was your graduation day? All of your past days have been the elementary school, middle school, university of your life.  Today's the day that you gather all the bits that have come easily and everything for which you've struggled. Roll them up, give yourself a toast, and prepare to launch.You've earned this progression. From self doubt to verification. You were meant to work and to wait - for today.And now you know that you can try anything.​ [...]

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>>CLICK THE LINKS BELOW for rug hooking shops, supplies and teachers, at home and online

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*  ALBERTA

Legacy Studio

Fibre A  Fibre Art Supplies, Rug Hooking Supplies and Online Shopping

Cochrane, Alberta

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 * NEW  * NOVA SCOTIA

H Wulfraat WOOLWORKS Studio

fibre art supplies, designs, artwork

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

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*  CALIFORNIA

Gail Becker Rug Hooking           

Teacher & Supplier

Turlock, California

*  OREGON

Little House Rugs

Books - Supplies - Classes

Portland OR

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OUR 2018 RUG HOOKING CHALLENGE - JOIN IN ANYTIME!

Hello rug Hookers,

Thanks  to everyone who posted challenge ideas in our forum and to those who contacted me about a 2018 challenge.

In gathering of all of your thoughts here is what I've come up with for a Challenge running to a  May 1st  2018  deadline

I've read all of your comments and I'd like to offer a group project that will allow total flexibility, loads of creative licence and a personal connection for everyone.

With this I give you the theme:   THIS IS ME - a soul selfie 

Your challenge, should you accept, is to create a rug or hanging that represents the essence of - you.

This could be a traditional self portrait or something that is representational.

Think of a moment in time, a place, 

a keepsake, a sentiment, a piece of music, a person, people or perhaps an animal that is the essence of you.

  • patterns should be original either your own or a collaboration between yourself and a pattern maker/someone drawing for you
  • challenge will run to May 1st 2018
  • rugs can be hooked, punched or mixed media using the materials of your choice.
  • rugs can be the size and shape of your choice

Everyone is welcome to join-in be it your 1st or 101st rug. 

All of our finished rugs will be presented online somewhere, somehow - we have six months to plan something special for the completion.

There is a group set up on our main page. Come and join us!

Forum

DAILY Discussion, Nov 23 2017 Happy Thanksgiving! 2 Replies

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our RHD friends in the USA!What an amazing community we have here. Something to be thankful for indeed.Continue

Started by Heidi Wulfraat in DAILY Discussion. Last reply by cindy sifri 14 minutes ago.

DAILY Discussion Nov 16, 2017 Welcome new members and what are you hooking? 21 Replies

Good day rug hookers,Let me first apologize for being so quiet on the forum over these past few weeks.I've just relocated my family and studio to Nova Scotia. The move has taken all of my attention, however I'm back online and happy to help with RHD…Continue

Started by Heidi Wulfraat in DAILY Discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Tuttle 5 hours ago.

Making a Quillie Christmas Tree

I am planning to make 2 for Christmas. I am now making quillies for them. I have googled for ideas and have just found pictures. I have bought the foam shapes to attach them to but I am not sure the best way to fill the shape, in rows or randomly. I…Continue

Started by Marion Remen in OPEN Discussion Nov 9.

DAILY Discussion Oct 26, 2017 Challenging 9 Replies

Hello my rug hooking friends,Today I just wanted to mention that there is still LOADS of time to sign up for our Soul Selfie Challenge (the deadline is in 2018).You can join-in here:…Continue

Started by Heidi Wulfraat in DAILY Discussion. Last reply by Bea Merriman Nov 10.

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WANT A GREAT FRAME AT A FANTASTIC PRICE? JUDY'S BEEN "PLAYING HOOKEY" AND IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER

"The great thing about this frame is that I don't have to bend my neck to

look down at my lap. It also gives me more freedom in the way I sit (I

can even rug hook in bed!). The red padding you see in the middle is

there because I noticed that I leaned my wrist against that cross-bar,

so I thought it would be nice if it was soft. So it does everything my

original frame does, it just saves my neck from fatigue and stiffness."

Introducing the Playing Hookey NEW De-Lovely Rug Hooking Frame (lap version shown above

*** now with the option to add more clamps for a drum-tight hold! ***

This new frame came about after a conversation I had with a customer a couple of months back. She seemed interested in learning to hook, but she told me that she had broken her neck, and wouldn’t be able to look down in her lap the way we usually do. She asked if there were any upright frames that could be used for rug hooking.

What a fantastic idea, I thought! I don’t have a broken neck or anything, but I do get that common neck fatigue and stiffness after long hours of rug hooking. I knew she was onto something. (I wish I would have thought to take her name so I could thank her. Well, if you’re reading this today, kind person, you know who you are!)

It took a couple of months of trial and error, fiddling with the design to find that sweet spot where the rug is at a good angle, and is high enough that I don’t have to bend my neck, but not so high that my arms get tired. In every other way, the Deluxe frame does what the original Playing Hookey frame does; it converts from a lap frame to a floor frame, it collapses down so it’s easy to throw in a bag, and it works whether I am hooking with yarn or fabric strips.

Just by slipping in the longer legs, the lap frame converts to a floor frame.

And like the original Playing Hookey Frame, you can also cut yourself a set of longer legs, so you can stand while rug hooking. We all know that sitting too much isn’t good for our health, so it’s good to know that without even taking your rug off the frame, you can slip in the long legs and get up on your feet. The standing frame legs (shown above) don’t come with the Playing Hookey          De-Lovely Frame, mainly because the postage would be exorbitant, and pvc pipe is inexpensive and easy to cut to the desired lengths. Plus, the length of the pipes depends on the artist’s height, so they would be different for everyone. I am 5’6″, so for me, I needed two 38.5″ pipes for the back and two 42.5″ pipes for the front.

This is definitely my preferred frame, and will continue to be until someone comes along with a better idea! You can order the new frame at http://www.littlehouserugs.com/Supplies.html

 
 
 

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frame for yarn and fabric strips. No nails! Fabulous price, light weight,

converts from a free-standing floor frame to a comfy lap frame.

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