Blue flower patch in the lower left corner and the path

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly GardenUsing four values of blue and two different greens, I hooked the small patch of flowers in the lower left of the pattern. I roughly hooked small circles trying to keep it as random as possible. Random does not mean evenly spaced. Random […]

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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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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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Rug hooking creative stitches: Shagging

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly GardenToday I moved my attention to the area in the lower right. Jane Halliwell Green does a technique called shagging. It’s related to proddy or sculpting. I’m not sure how she came up with the name, but it reminds me of shag carpeting […]

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How to hook tiny sunflowers in a pictorial

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly Garden The most important thing I can say about hooking anything small is to not look at closeup photos. Sure it makes sense when I say it plainly here, but I am surprised by how often I see this process. If you are […]

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Adjusting the design of a rug hooked pictorial

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly Garden To the students of my ATHA class: My Piece is “done” and the kits are almost complete. See you in a week! Here are some progress posts to bring the progress up to speed. I needed a splash of red and my […]

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Final hooking of rose bushes and adjusting the path

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly GardenThis is as far as I will go with this piece. I am leaving the sky unhooked on purpose because I think it will make a better teaching piece. Sometimes it is easier to duplicate a technique when you can clearly see all […]

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Pictorial rug hooking kit available in limited quantities

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

See student’s versions of Jasmine’s Butterfly Garden, design by Jeanne Benjamin. I taught this class at the ATHA biennial in Lancaster, Pa 2011. I have some extra kits from the class, so hook your version!

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