Rug Hooking

It used to be said that in Nova Scotia it was a poor house that didn’t have at least one hooked rug made in it over the winter,  because they used to be traded for oilcloth..if you can imagine.  Rughooking for me is a chance to sit by the fire in the winter and play with colour and feel the warmth of wool. All of my hookings are made with wool..usually secondhand clothing (clean)  and sometimes a touch of silk.

“I started hooking rugs as a hobby about twenty years ago. Hooking gave me an excuse to frequent second-hand clothing shops to look for wool clothing which I would then wash, cut into strips, and hook into rugs. The other advantage to hooking rugs is that you stay clean, not like when you make pots!