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" rug....like 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 doing...so 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!!!