21 July 2011

Beyond hooking

As well as hooked rugs wool can be used for felted rugs - here's an article about an workshop set up in Iran, working with traditional felt makers to make rugs that appeal to Western customers - http://handeyemagazine.com

Chickens Galore

Designed and hooked by Jill Izzard

I made this little mat for a Chicken Project.
Deb and her friends from Woolwright's Rug Hooking Guild, Lancaster, USA, started this project and asked me if Hooked-in-London members would like to join in.
Some have already finished their 'chicken inspired pieces' and others are still working on them....watch this space....
My mat was hooked from old discarded T Shirts and Vests which I then dyed. The loops were then sheared to create a textured effect.

10 July 2011

This little bag is titled "Cockscomb". It was made using various rug hooking techniques by my friend Clare Hutchinson. Clare joined in with our Chicken Project which was started by Deb Burcin from Woolwrights Rug Making Group in USA.
We have other 'Chicken Project rugs/mats/coasters to show which will be posted very soon.