Sunday, 28 October 2012

White, White, White

Rug Hooking!!!

Why do they call it rug hooking when I'm not hooking a rug..

White, creams, taupes.....

Hooking on burlap.......

Not sure of the size yet, but it is to become a pillow.

Do you hook....

Years ago many women hooked their rugs to keep their floors warm.

Wool was not the only fibre used to hook with........ many used large hooks and old garments torn

into strips for hooking.  Whatever worked.

I have hooked and designed many rugs.
 I love this one... Stars!!!!

 Hooked snowman pillows .....

I use 100% wool and then I felt it.  This procedure is done by washing your wool then drying it in the

dryer. It comes out much thicker.......


Working on Down On the Farm

Here it is finished.

I hang these rugs.

I hook on my lap with a wide hoop as well I hook on a frame. My wool is cut into strips, (we call them strings) and then I put them into clear bags so I can see what I'm working with .I have a wool cutter.
 I love this width . It is #8 or primitive width. So you use a larger hook.

My pillow that I am working on is hooked on a hoop.

That way I can watch some of my favourite TV programs.

It's not a hard form of art once you get your rythmn.

I have been hooking for 10 years.  Oh how time flies.

 It's not a craft for OLD LADIES!!!!  Yet some my think so.

Well I hope I haven't bored you to death.....

Try your hand at it.   You may grow to like it.  Start saving those old 100% wool sweaters,old skirts, jackets.

They may come in handy some day!!

As always thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment.
                          I love reading them all.


I'm linking up with :
Between Naps on the Porch Met Monday
 My Romantic Home
It's Overflowing
French Country Cottage
From My Front Porch To Yours
The Farmhouse Porch
The Shabby Nest
The Polohouse
A Shabby Art Boutique
Be Different Act Normal
DIY Show Off
Savvy Southern Style
Nifty Thrifty Treasures
StoneGable Tutorial and Tidbits 
Miss Mustard Seed
Common Ground
Aka Designs
Katherines Corner
The Charm of Home
Under The Table and Dreaming
Funky Junk Interiors.
Get Schooled Saturday 
Cedar Hill Ranch 
Home Stories A to Z 


  1. I love what you are doing with hooking. It is not a craft it is an art! Not everyone can do this unless they have a store bought kit.

  2. Wow. I didn't know you did hooking. You do great work! I've never tried hooking. Your mats are beautiful. The farm one is really cute.

  3. Is there anything that you can not do? You are so talented! Your pillow is going to be beautiful!!

  4. Good Morning Linda, Gosh you are talented, I love your designs. I made a wool rug when I first got married, well actually George and I did it together. My Gramps used to make rugs out of cloth and they were known as rag rugs, we had a few dotted around the house when I was young. A really lovely post, I enjoyed it immensely. Best Wishes Daphne

  5. Oh, how I've wanted to do that! I even bought books on how to do it but that is as far as it got. I love your patterns as that is the beauty of rug hooking. Some can be simple but the texture of the wool adds a whole other dimension. I plan on looking at other posts of yours as this is my first time visiting. So much fun seeing what others are up to... great inspiration!

  6. Linda,
    You have been featured at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday today:) Please feel free to grab my starfish featured button (found under my header) for your blog.


  7. They look really pretty and I know they are different than latch hook, but I did my fair share of latch hook pillows, rugs etc., when I was a kid. Good memories.

  8. No, rug hooking is not for old ladies. I hooked hangings years ago, but gave it up after extreme tendonitis. I love yours. This post makes me want to try my hand at this again.

  9. Hi there,
    I just found your blog. How nice and peaceful it is. And may I say.......I LOVE your hair!!!!!!!
    I am a hooker. No, it is not for old ladies. I started hooking in 1992 and have completed several rugs. Unfortunately, I have more "starts" than "finishes". LOL. Just wondering if you and any of your ladies needed help getting started. I've started many new hookers on the internet........and no, you do not need a kit! Nothing I hook is in kit form.
    Just sayin...........if you need any help............I would be happy to help.
    P.S. Love Fergus. One of my dear friends, in N.S., just got a little Westie pup!

  10. P.S. Don't laugh. The first time around, I didn't see your entire post! Shoot, you've been hooking for 10 years! LOL. You know what you are doing!!!!!!
    I have no idea why I didn't see the whole post, before! hahaha!!!! No, I am not 105 years old.

  11. it's beautiful...they all our. I do recall getting a hooking kit when my boys were younger and I think the older one and I both worked on was fun!

  12. I love the Down On The Farm rug! I made one from a kit many, many years ago but would love to try doing my own pattern. ~ Maureen

  13. What a beautiful pillow this gorgeous hooked piece will be! I've always been interested in doing hooked rugs, but have never done it yet. I will pin this post--you helped ignite the fire a little more :)

  14. I love the folk art feel of that farm piece. Your work is beautiful.

  15. I'm thrilled to finally see a rug hooker sharing her craft. I would very much like to get started with this and wonder if you can refer me to a place where I can order a cutter to cut the material?

    Thanks so much for sharing this.

  16. Wow! You rug hooking is fabulous! Do you create all your designs? I have hooked rugs before, but nothing that has this great old world appeal! Thanks so much for sharing on Blissful Whites Wednesday!

    Have a lovely day, Linda!

  17. Oh wow, this is a fabulous art form and you are so good at it. Stunning. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  18. Hi Linda, What wonderful hooked rugs or hangings. Love your designs and the pillow you are working on is gorgeous. You do gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  19. I haven't hooked in years, lol. Love what you are doing.

  20. I love your hooking! I have never hooked a rug, or anything else for that matter. I have always admired them and would love to give it a try when I can find some spare time. Have a great weekend!

    Susan and Bentley

  21. Don't you love something that you can just sit and do? I do. I love to do handwork while I'm watching TV. Your hooking pieces are just beautiful.


  22. I used to do this! I love hooking Linda.
    I got a pillow kit one year and a few years later a 2 x 3 rug. It is so much fun and relaxing! What a great gift idea. So nice to give something made with loving hands.
    The best kinds of gifts.

    Thanks for sharing, Linda!

    Love the star rug!

  23. Linda, I am a hooker too! Oh that sounds so bad!!!! I dye my own wool and design my own pieces. YOurs are a work of art! So happy to meet another "hooker"!

  24. You are a "happy hooker" I hope you are laughing when you read that. I love what you have down and the pillow looks lovely. I hooked a few rugs when I was a teen. But haven't done it since. Thank you for sharing at the hop. xo

  25. Love your work. Thanks for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  26. I love your hooking, Linda. I've never tried it except for a little rug kit when I was little. I don't think it was the same thing. Sounds like the perfect thing to keep idle hands busy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful stuff at my place!