Heart to heart

It seems that my last post about my current foray into rug hooking was a tad misleading Рprofuse and profound apologies, naturally. For, far from having completed the rug hooking hearts picture, I had, in fact, only just started, and the image of the completed article was merely intended to demonstrate what I was aiming for. The good news, though, is that I am now making progress:

My first rug hooked heart.

My first rug hooked heart.

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Hello to rug hooking

Here’s a tip for you: if you want to do an online search to find out more about the needlecraft of hooking, key in ‘rug hooking’ rather than ‘hooking’. Trust me, the search results for the latter are predictably colourful, but decidedly less useful.

So what is rug hooking? (It still doesn’t sound quite right, does it?) Well, it involves pulling yarn through holes in a canvas with a hook to create, for example, something like this:

Rug hooking doesn't have to end in a rug, it would seem.

Rug hooking doesn’t have to end in a rug, it would seem.

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