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Birch bark hooked trees by Joanne Lindstrom

This pictorial is a very simple design, but really pulls you in. Joanne hooked the largest birch trees that I know of using my specially dyed rug hooking wool. This rug is 21″ x 34″. The sky was done using my sky wool and the method described in my book, Pictorial Basics, Pine Trees, Grass […]


At the Beach by Lois Moore, Cedar Lakes 2009

I love being a part of rugs that mean something to the student. Lois wanted to hook a photo of her mother and uncle taken at the beach. I drew the pattern and dyed the flesh wool. She wanted to keep it small which in some ways made it more difficult, but with patience she […]


Annie’s Flower Power Footstool – Square: Rug Hooking Pattern

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Pattern: Annie's Flower Power

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Pattern: Annie’s Flower PowerNancy Weaver sent me this photo of her completed hooking for Annie’s Flower Power Footstool – Square. She started this stool in September of 2011 at the Rugs by the Sea Rug Camp in Cape May, NJ. This is the first one […]


Mala Jones, Pumpkin with Crow

I taught a class at Pat VanArsdale’s last fall. Mala wanted a sunset/sunrise background behind the pumpkin and crow. I got busy in the dye pot. One way to dye a sky for a rug like this is to dye it all in one piece, but that will limit your control. I decided to dye […]


Patty Van Arsdale: Padula Passion

Patty invited me to teach a three-day class in her home in October. She lives in Floyds Knob, IN which is across the river from Louisville, KY. It was a great group of rug hookers and I had a great time. The workshop was the first weekend in October and even though it has only […]


Meryl Nelson’s Django from Cape May Rug Camp 2010

Student rug hooked by Meryl Nelson @ Cape May rug camp 2010.


Conquest of Queen Anne by Janet Watson

Here’s another rug I got to see at Sauder Village.  Janet was stuck on the hit and miss border.  I hope the few tips I gave her will spur her on. Use your scrap bag, not just the colors from the center Be sure add neutrals Hook a crooked line every few inches and then […]


Sherry Sayles, Cabin in the Woods

I originally designed “Cabin in the Woods” for Sherry Sayles. See the original photo and the results of her hard work.


Annie’s Flower Power hooked by Linda Gartner

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Pattern: Annie's Flower Power

Annie’s Flower Power rug hooking pattern hooked by a student.


How to Hook a Face Workshop

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series How to Hook Faces

Explanation of the faces workshop I taught at Southern Teachers’ Workshop in 2009. See a finished student’s piece by Maddy Frioli.

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