Get help hooking your pictorial hooked rugs – New edition

Are you struggling while rug hooking pictorial rugs? ┬áThis book can help. Some of you picked up the book when it was available for the first time at Sauder Village in August 2015. ┬áMany of you found it on the website, but I’ve never announced that it was available … until now. The book more […]

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How to rug hook a sunset sky and water using specially dyed wool

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Sunset or sunrise

Rug hook a sunset or sunrise sky and water using simple techniques and the right wool.

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Dyeing sunset or sunrise sky for rug hooking

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Sunset or sunrise

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Sunset or sunriseI received a call from Rhonda Smith about dyeing wool for a sunset sky. An image popped in my mind. I asked her to mail me the photo she had in mind (colors do not always translate well in emails because everyone’s monitor […]

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Hooking a natural sky: Step 1

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly GardenToday I had a few moments to hook, but no brain energy to scour up the next few colors. I decided to get some of the sky hooked. The method I am using is described in my book, Pine Trees, Grass and Sky. […]

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How to hook tree leaves: Birch Tree

Hooking the leaves on any tree is more about observation than it is about hooking. Really spend some time, or at least an hour or so, looking at trees. This hour will save you hours of hooking frustration. Hooking the leaves on a tree is all about finding the shape that will give your tree […]

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Hooking a birch tree – let the wool do the work

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly Garden I used my specially dyed birch bark wool to hook the birch tree. Just simple hooking here. I cut the darker part of the wool in a #5, the lighter in #7 and simply hooked it. I did change the shape a […]

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How to *not* rug hook evenly

Perfectly formed loops for your hooked rugs is not always the best choice. Sometimes crooked is more beautiful.

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Sky Rug Hooking Wool

Hook the perfect natural looking sky with this specially dyed rug hooking wool.

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Birch Bark Wool

View examples of rugs hooked with my specially dyed birch bark wool. Buy your own here and start hooking yours today.

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