cindi gay Drywall is hung in the new rug hooking studio. Paint is scheduled for next week, then the floor. Should be done in just enough time before our deadline to move out of the old house.

Backgrounds: Make Them Interesting

Punch needle chicken

I’ve been intrigued lately by very primitive and free spirited backgrounds. Marte Bordeaux did this piece in punch needle, but it could make a great hooked piece also. What makes it a great background?  First of all you can clearly see the motif because the dark chicken and flower are outlined by a much lighter […]

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Jackson as a Puppy Background

Jackson as Puppy

Once again, I am hooking frantically to get something done for the Sauder Village exhibit next week in Archbold, OH.  I wanted to check the background and the hind quarters of the dog.  I hooked some on Thursday but did the rest early this morning and this evening. I find one of the easiest ways […]

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Lesson: Hook a bit here, then a bit there

My rug hooking progress on my footstool

Rug Hooked Footstool patterns. I hook a bit here and a bit there to get a feel for the pattern and to complete the background before I finish the motifs.

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