I received a question and thought I would answer it in a new post. I am a newbie to rug hooking, and have a slightly silly question. Do you buy undyed wool? Or do you over dye? New rug hookers are often frustrated when their rugs do not look the way they want them to. […]
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This week I am in Manistee Michigan at the 8th annual Manistee Rug School. The camp has moved to a new location at the new high school and we have all the room we need. My classroom is on a corner with a wide hallway just outside the door. I can spread out the room-sized […]
Got back to hooking, but mainly because I had a deadline to meet. This stair riser is a new pattern that is available through Spruce Ridge Studios. It is part of the stair risers with Queen Anne’s lace. I will be teaching this pattern at the ATHA National in 2009. Hope to see you there. […]
Here is Ally helping my get ready to dye today. The bottom picture is of Ally several years ago when she helped me test my dye book colors. Notice the difference in her height. She is officially taller than me.
The handles of this rug hooked purse were attached by sewing them on with a leather tool that my husband had in his tool collection. A quick lesson later and the handles were professionally attached. Now if I can just get the lining right. I will try again and show you the final product when […]
Rug hooked purse design.
Making a decision about the circle border on the room-sized rug.
Hard rigid lines will make a rug look contemporary. Soften the lines, especially the border lines by hooking them slightly wobbly.
The large leaf motif is one that I did not hook in my study pieces so this was new territory. I hooked the two shown in the top image. I added two different wools around the veins just to break up the area. The fill area of the leaf was so large and the extra […]
I actually rearranged this corner of the living room. This way I can hook whenever I have a few spare moments. They really add up. The wire shelving is the same shelving I use in the studio. It can be set up and torn down in just moments. See my website for more details. Click […]
Getting the pattern drawn on the backing for my room sized rug takes all day of Day 1. I Begin hooking the flowers and the scroll.