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 […]
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 […]
Nancy 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 that I’ve seen finished with a gold background. It really makes the motifs […]
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 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 […]
Student rug hooked by Meryl Nelson @ Cape May rug camp 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 […]
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 rug hooking pattern hooked by a student.
Explanation of the faces workshop I taught at Southern Teachers’ Workshop in 2009. See a finished student’s piece by Maddy Frioli.
Here’s a great rug that long-time student Pat Mensing finished recently. I absolutely love this style of rug. In fact, you may remember the circles I am using in my room-sized rug border. I explain how to get started in this old post. The white edge around the rug is the linen ready for whipping. […]