Had to go back to the old styling to get the pattern dimensions back! Ugghh.

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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Nature’s View Rug Hooking Footstool Pattern

My new rug hooked footstool design, Nature’s View, has trees at each corner and is designed to be hooked so that each corner is a season. I have a long list of ideas to get you started with your rug hooking journey on this one.

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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 […]

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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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The big rug hooking question: Should I outline or not?

A dark outline can really set off your motifs. You may even need a second outline in a different value. See the examples.

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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.

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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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