14 February 2014


"Changing", size 14" x 20", is by new member Jeroo Roy. She started and finished it between meetings!

She says, "I am an artist and my medium has always been paint brushes and papers and canvas. But due to eye problem, further enhanced by effects of 'Stop Smoking' pills, I had not touched a paint brush for more then a year. But last September when I was in Canada, my friend Helen Dyer who now lives in New Brunswick, took me to Deanne Fitzpatrick’s shop in Nova Scotia and it was there it occurred to me and I can paint pictures through rug hooking."

Her website is www.jerooroy.com.

A snail-y rug

Who says rugs have to be symmetrical? - this is "Circus Snails" by Lori Lupe Pelish -
Lori is also a considerable quilter. See more of her rugs in the Rug Gallery on her website.

11 February 2014

Hooking, internationally

TIGHRThe International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers - began in 1994 in London, England, with a group of international friends who decided to establish a world wide group involved in rugmaking.

Meetings have been held in Nova Scotia, Canada 1997; Rhode Island, United States 2000; Toronto, Canada 2003; Tenby, Wales 2006; Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 2009; and Strathalbyn, South  Australia 2012 - next up is Victoria, Canada in October 2015.

The website has links that you might wish to explore (this blog is one of them!).

8 February 2014

Sue Dove

I just found this lovely piece of rug hooking via Facebook....
Thanks for allowing me to share this Sue....Enjoy February - Jill

5 February 2014

New link in the sidebar

"Hooked by Design" is based in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Its fresh and pleasing designs and kits can be seen at stitching shows (the pic shows the display at Harrogate in November) as well as its online shop.