cindi gay No progress in the studio yet. Dave hurt his back so we are taking a time out. I need the base molding installed before I put up shelving. This may have to wait until after Christmas. . . .

Birch bark hooked trees by Joanne Lindstrom

Rug hooked birch tree pictorial 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 […]

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At the Beach by Lois Moore, Cedar Lakes 2009

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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 […]

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

Footstool pattern rug hooked by Nancy Weaver.
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 […]

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Mala Jones, Pumpkin with Crow

Pumpkin with crow hooked by Mala Jones

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 […]

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Patty Van Arsdale: Padula Passion

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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 […]

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Meryl Nelson’s Django from Cape May Rug Camp 2010

Meryl Nelson's Django

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

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Conquest of Queen Anne by Janet Watson

Conquest of Queen Anne hooked by Janet Watson and shared at Sauder Village evening hook-on 2010

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 […]

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Sherry Sayles, Cabin in the Woods

Sherry Sayles, Elkhart, IN

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

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Annie’s Flower Power hooked by Linda Gartner

Annie's flower power 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.

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How to Hook a Face Workshop

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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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