Ha! Got you with that title didn't I? That or you may have run screaming the other way, gathering your children as you went and shielding your eyes from "too much information". Well, sometimes Rug Hookers like to refer to themselves, and other like minded folks, as Hookers. I dabble in lots of different arts, jewelry design, quilting, rug hooking, and many, many crafts and DIY projects. I shouldn't say dabble because when I decide that I want to try something I must have ALL the tools and supplies. My husband looked ready to weep when I thought I might want to try pottery and blowing my own glass beads. Rug Hooking is something my Mother introduced me to 6 years ago. I truly do enjoy it, even though I seem to be a bit side tracked right now! Primitive Rug Hooking is an old craft (not to be confused with latch hooking yarn) where you take small strips of wool and, with a hook resembling a crochet hook, pull a wool "loop" to the top of your background, usually linen or monks cloth. It is not for those that must have instant gratification, nor is it an inexpensive art. Quality wool is not inexpensive, nor is linen right now, but you have to remember that you are creating a piece of art that will be around for generations. Here are a few examples of my work.
There you have it, a lecture on primitive rug hooking, and a brief show of some of my rugs. Now you can say you "know" an actual "Hooker"!
Have a great weekend!