Rug hooking has gone to paper

As many of you know, every year I introduce several new patterns to my rug hooking catalog. This year I am adding something new by offering some new patterns exclusively to my etsy shop as PDF files. I have been excited about this … Continue reading

Punch hooking a rose rug

on the frameI love to punch hook, and one of my designs for 2013, Madame Odier, was done with this technique. When you punch hook, you are working on the back of the rug and everything will be in reverse on the right side. I find it to be a freeing technique, as you can’t see the finished side as you work, so you become more adventurous and daring. Continue reading

Do mothers and daughters hook the same?

fruitlands kim and mom's versionI love to see families crafting together and sharing the same creative passions. Surprisingly, in our rug hooking guild there are several mother and daughters that hook together. Everyone has their own tastes and styles, however in one case mom and daughter showed how similar they can be.
Our local rug hooking guild had a display of our work at the Eugene Public Library the month of October. One of the highlights for me was seeing my design, Fruitlands, hooked by members Marilyn Lynch and  her daughter Kym Ramsing. Continue reading

On the road again

This week I will be in the Seattle area vending at the Bothell Washington rug show. I hope that you will come and enjoy a wonderful day shopping and hooking and doing all things rug hooking on Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

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I will have freebies including a free pattern. Next week when I get back I will be posting the free pattern along with photos and instructions. The pattern is called Birdnest Bag.

I have been busy dyeing lots of wool, some in the colors of the season. Here is a sampling:

Purples, pumpkins and mixtures with these colors.

I also will be posting about wool marbleizing and another method of dyeing that I just discovered! The photo above is one of my new pieces.

Be back next week, Karen