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Welcome Pineapple, 9"x15", Designed and hooked by Laurie Lausen
RHD IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY JUDY TAYLOR
"These things are fun and fun is good." Dr. Seuss
Hi! This is the first site I joined way back when I was getting into rug hooking. Now I'm here to share my techniques with you to help you create!NO MORE TRACING! I'm sharing all my trade secrets with you! You can use this information to do it…Continue
Hello,I am new to Tacoma Washington. I would love to know if there is a group, classes close to me or other members. I miss the camaraderie that I enjoyed when I lived in Massachusetts.ThanksSusan Morris Continue
The Wave, 20"x30" Designed and hooked by Michelle Carey
After decades of being a maker including other textile arts, last summer the urge to hook suddenly happened. So I picked up some burlap and a hook, browsed some hooking books and came across one of Deanne Fitzpatrick's books. I really liked the lines of one of the rugs in the book so started sketching similar lines on the burlap.
Now I am the kind of person who jumps in feet first so figured why shouldn't my first rug be 20 x 30"! As a weaver I have a great wool yarn stash and did not want to invest in a cutter unless I was going to go all out and just hook. I am delighted to say that after watching Judy's video on youtube for technique, the worsted weight wool yarn gives a wonderful finished surface - especially after steaming. I used Briggs & Little and MacAuslands worsted weight wool yarn (all from Atlantic Canada which is where I live) for the hooking and the whipped edge.
I learned so much doing this rug and when I look closely, I can see the earlier section vs the improved areas. Overall am very pleased with the finished piece. Because of this new obsession, I have met new friends.... hookers really like to work together! This rug now resides in our cottage which is filled with things made by me:-)
Michelle Carey, Nova Scotia, Canada
Do you have a first rug (and more rugs) you would like to share with the group? Email me! You just might provide the inspiration to a newbie rug hooker. You can say as much or as little as you'd like, and include as many pictures as you like. Every rug has a story, and we love to hear all about them!