Friday, November 6, 2015

Too Old for Hooking?


My blogging friend, Marie, has been trying to persuade me to try rug hooking...Look at the eye candy that she sent me this morning!  Yes, she made it and now she is HOOKED!!  




Wow!!  Don't you love it!  I bet this is even more beautiful in real life...rich and textured!  Oh it is tempting to give it a try... and just look at what you would own as a result!  Marie assures me it wouldn't cost a lot to start out...wool, a hoop, a piece of linen with a pattern stamped out and a hook...

What do you think?  Do you hook?  If not, would you like to? What are the pros and what are the cons...?  Come on, we want to hear from YOU!

...AND it would be fun to say.."Yes, I am a hooker"...:o) (with a shake of the bum!!)... but it would be even be better to have a few of these wonderful heirloom masterpieces on display!  I think Marie has got the right idea!  She is a HOOKER and knows how to shake it!

Have a FUN Friday and Happy Stitching!~P

16 comments:

  1. I do hook and it is wonderful to make your own rugs, but wool is expensive so something you want to try before you decide. I have a frame and hooks and a wool cutter and it adds up;) I started out with a hoop and hand cutting, so you can try it with what you have, just need the backing and a hook.

    Debbie

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  2. It is a sensational rug. I love hooked rugs, but I find hooking tends to make annoy my wrist and I have to save it for hand quilting. I have found a few friends who are into trading rugs for quilts so it has all worked out. I think you'd enjoy it!

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  3. I have several friends who hook, their pieces are lovely. My aunt and her roommate made two floor rugs back in the seventies that were about 8' x 10"! They were done latch hook style.

    I would be concerned about stress on hands and wrists if you had arthritis. Needle punch is my speed.

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  4. Beautiful! I don't hook but I wish I would! Have a great week-end Paulette!

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  5. What a gorgeous hooked rug, I know where you can take lessons Paulette!

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  6. I am a hooker and love it. It is not a cheap hobby. But I use a lot of recycled wool clothing from the thrift shop. I invested in a good frame half way thru my first project. A hoop is too hard to manage as far as I am concerned. And if you are frustrated you won't want to continue.

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  7. Marie is very talented! I love her pumpkin rug! No, I am not a hooker but I love seeing others work.

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  8. I took a day course in rug hooking when I was still living in Vancouver and loved it. I made a heart-shaped pillow that I gave to my daughter. Since you already have lots of wool, and probably a hoop, you could get started right now. There are lots of simple patterns online. Once I'm finished with Christmas, I'm going to make a small wall hanging I've been wait to try.

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  9. Lots of senior hookers in my little town. And they love being called hookers! I would too if it was me.

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  10. I came SO close to hooking until I saw the price of the strip cutters! What with wool so expensive and getting at the Goodwill anymore is like finding a needle in a haystack, I just decided to look at everyone else's eye candy!
    Cheers!

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  11. Although I love hooked rugs, I am not ready to take on a new hobby and buy all the supplies that are needed. I already have way too many UFOs...quilting, wool applique, counted cross stitch, embroidery, etc....you get the picture. : )

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  12. I have the equipment for rug hooking but have not done it. I have a how to book and have watched You Tube videos. I wish there was a local shop for supplies. There must be one somewhere in Florida but I have no idea where.

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  13. I have several friends that hook and if I picked up another interest, this would be it. I'm not sure about the not costly part. Those wool cutters are $$$.

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  14. I've actually been considering trying Punchneedle which seems to basically be just like rug hooking but done with embroidery floss or Perle cotton. I figure it would be a great way to both make little mats and projects and use up the Perez stash I'm slowly accumulating. However considering that at one point I also wanted to learn to knit socks after seeing that all over but have never got started on that, I'm not placing any bets as to whether I'll puck PN up either!

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  15. I am not a hooker but would love to give it a go.

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