Wool Work, my show of rugs at the Syosset library, has ended. I drove up yesterday afternoon and, with Jeanette's help, took the rugs down. It was a pleasure to see them hanging there one more time, and to get such positive feedback. I brought my stuff so I could show Jeanette and Pam how to hook. It turns out that Pam, years ago, used to punch rugs with a shuttle. When she tried her had at hooking, she was a whiz! Every loop she pulled was nice and high and even. She has a knack for it.
When I arrived home, I found an email in my box from a woman who saw the show. Here is what she said:
I loved your hooked rugs! I went back several times to see the display! It made me want to try to hook a rug. I've done needlepoint, embroidery and quilting over the years, but I've never tried making a rug. I'd love to hook a geometric quilt pattern and hang it on a wall.I've tried to find a place near me that would sell the materials and/or give instruction. I took a book on rug hooking out of the library, but I know I will need someone to show me certain things (rather than just read about them). I can't find an adult educ. course or a library program that would give me the assistance I may need. The knitting stores don't seem to deal with this craft. Now that you have inspired me to give it a try, I'm hoping that you can steer me in the direction of someone or someplace that can give me some hands-on instructions. Can you help?
Thank you so much.
Isn't that nice? I do believe we have a rug hooker in the making . . .