A couple of years ago, at the Dallas Quilt Show, I purchased these two rug hooking kits. They are done with strips of wool on monks cloth. I had sort of forgotten about them until I made my 101 Things in 1001 Days list. And so, on that list I included completing both of these rugs. I love both of them, they are so primitive and folk-like. Love them. As the crafter that I am, I did not take into consideration that I have no idea how to do this kind of rug hooking. So, recently, when I ordered my next three books for my book club, I also ordered this…
This book looks really comprehensive. It talks about how to dye your own wool, how to cut it, how to transfer patterns, how to hook, and how to finish off your piece. It even has some patterns and projects in it. I am really excited to learn how to do this kind of rug hooking, and finally bring my little rugs to life.
Back in the day, I did latch-hooking. You know, where you buy the kit that includes the pre-cut yarn pieces, etc. I completed this wall-hanging, which I still think is pretty cool looking ( and HUGE). Not really my kind of thing anymore. But I really enjoyed the process of hooking the rug. So, I’ll let you know how this goes, when I finally get around to it. At least now, I have DIRECTIONS! That’s me, always thinkin’.
I am grateful for working with my hands.