Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Primitive rug hooking!

I found the neatest looking little pattern for a primitive hook rug. It looked so unusual on the package, and I couldn't quite figure out how you made it come out to look as it did on the package. I had only seen the rug "latch" hooking that you do where the ends of the yard are both pulled to the front and you make a sort of "shag" in the kits you buy in the stores.

This little pattern I found at the thrift store was originally 7 dollars, and marked to 25 cents! You know I had to buy it. It was put out by Decuyper Trading Company. I thought I would try to make it as a giveaway for the blog! Well, I found out I had no idea how...the pattern I bought kinda assumed I knew what I was I went to YouTube to get my instruction! Here was one of what I found out, thanks to Gene Shepherd, if you are interested:

It was eye opening for me...I was not prepared for the expense involved. Maybe I can find some old wool skirts at the thrift store??? Maybe.

I did find one lady on ETSY, who sells batches of cut, colored wool strips...maybe I will buy them from her to get started.

I am looking forward to the day I can start this wonderful new craft!

If you would like to take a chance on winning a beautiful handmade primitive rug, check out Hungry Hook Primitives. It's a beauty! See below:

To all of you mixed media artists out there...I can see some awesome beads and metalwork sewn into these as well, for wall art!!! Hint, hint, Lynn!!!
xoxo- Julie


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have always admired this type of rug. I know it takes a lot of work. Good luck.

Diane AZ said...

Cool video, I've always wondered how primitive rug hooking was done. I'm dabbling in crochet, haven't finished any projects yet. So many tempting patterns and colors, so little time!

Serena said...

WOW...that video was so interesting! Many years ago, my sister used to make the shag-style hooked rugs but I've never seen ones done this (in your post) way. It looks like fun and would be quite addictive too. He mentioned that some rug hookers buy a wool cutting machine...I wonder if they would be worth looking into if you plan on making a lot? Probably quite expensive, no doubt.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Rug hooking is just beautiful. I have gone to a few craft shows and they have a few booths with rug hooking and Wow, some amazing work. I hope you day will be soon Julie.