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Welcome Cats, 21"x27", Adapted from an antique and hooked by Sunnie Andress
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Two of us, one a seasoned rug hooker and artist, the other an ambitious newbie, are starting a new rug hooking group in Fort Lauderdale, FL. beginning in November. We meet the first and third Thursdays at the Beach Community Center from…Continue
Started by Amy Hamilton in OPEN Discussion Oct 12.
Today I woke up excited to get started on a new rug hooking project. I have not been able to hook for a while due to illness and limited space. I am finally able to get going again. I want to demo. rug hooking for some locals. I decided I wanted to…Continue
"I got interested in rug hooking after visiting my friend's parents farm in August 2018. Her mother had many rug hookings throughout their house and I learned that she had made them. She uses cut wool and let me try hooking a few pieces of material and I was hooked! I went home and researched like crazy about rug hooking. I decided I wanted to make a rug with wool yarn, since it is more easily accessible and I like yarn. I wanted to make a floor rug for my sons' room. Since I love fall, I created my own design of many different fall colored leaves with a green background and I call it "Fall Leaves". The dimension are 30" x 23". Since I also discovered Swedish Weaving at this time, it took me about a year to finish the rug and I love it.
I am currently working on two other rug projects using yarn. One is a 45" x 60" floor rug that I am making using the artwork of my son, who just finished kindergarten. Hopefully I will finish it before he is done with elementary school! The other rug I am working on is my design, which is inspired by a visit to the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, WA and seeing all the beautiful native beadwork designs. This rug will be 29" x 20".
I love rug hooking and I love working with wool yarn. And I love reading and learning more about rug hooking. I currently hook on monk's cloth but hope to try other backing material like linen and rug warp. I love how such beautiful works are created with such simple tools. I started using a Joan Moshimer hook but now I am using a Hartman hook."
Karen West, Seattle, WA
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!