Welcome! Did you know the rug hookers have been around since the 1800's?
Today the same process of pulling fabric strips up through a backing is the same, but oh do we have so much more to choose from in todays world. The growing craft of rug hooking gives us many artistic pattern designs, hand dyed wools, and other materials to use in today's modern world.
Todays rug hookers use the process from the past mixed with todays patterns and wools. Rug hooking has evolved and grown into an exciting and creative form of art. I am so excited to be a part of this fun and social craft called Rug Hooking.
Chicken Family original design by Darci Spilman. Copyright 2018. Pattern offered in three sizes. Click HERE
How awesome is it to work with a material such as wool that comes from sheering the sheep only to have it grow back again after the sheering. It's an endless amount of wool material that keep coming. This is the essence of rug hooking with wool. The feeling of the wool in hand while working and the finished product has a rich aesthetic quality to it. Beautifully Natural!
What is the "Slow Movement"? In this day of FAST FAST FASTER...... it is so nice to slow down and work with our hands to create a one of a kind quality product rather than mass production. QUALITY NOT QUANTITY!!!! The movement started in Europe and is fast spreading around the world. There is a therapeutic aspect to working with ones hands to produce a work of art. Rug hooking is slow and methodical. The end results are breathtaking and last for generations. Priceless!
Cut the wool into strips using fabric cutter. I hook the fabric strips holding underneath the linen with a tool to create beautiful heirloom rugs from 100% hand dyed wool.