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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Starting Rug Hooking

I started hooking about 1997, but got serious about it and have steadily hooked since 2001. My other big craft is quilting, which has definitely influenced my hooking. As you can see from my photos, I love hit-or-miss and geometrics. I only hook with an #8 or 1/4" hand cut. I started hooking on burlap, but now I'm primarily using linen. I'd say at least 95% of my material is recycled. I'm looking forward to getting into dyeing - I've got some very interesting wools - that are even to strong for me and need a little over-dying help. 

I'm a self-taught hooker who has been pretty isolated with raising 2 active kids and working fulltime. Now the kids are young adults, so I'm looking forward to getting out and taking classes, now that my time is more my own at least on evenings and Saturdays. To that end, I have joined ATHA and Maine's Tin Pedlars. 

My first rug ~ 
Penny Plus ~
Still using, but need to make a few repairs. Got hooked on this art form. Allowed me to be creative, easily portable, very kid safe, costs could be managed and still have incredible results.
~self designed and hooked on scottish burlap
~I love penny rugs and my goal was to get that look in a hooked rug
~border just happened, but liked the look so much have used again and again

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