Rug hookers are a passionate folk. They sit down each day and pull thin strips of fabric through a backing to make a wonderful lasting piece of art, but where did this art form start and why?
The answer is easy to find on one of my favorite blogs, Tea and Carpets. Here you will find a deep history about area rugs and their origins.
Rug hooking came from necessity and has evolved into an art form. Unlike most fabric art forms rug hooking has thrived through the decades. You don’t have to look very far to find a rug hooking group in your city.
One of my favorite places to see the magnitude of how far rug hooking has come from a floor rug to a highly sought after art form.
Deanna is one of many influential ladies in rug hooking art, April is another note worthy lady to follow.
As with most craft hobbies, rug hooking is relaxing, rewarding and fun. I think everyone should have a hobby that they can do anytime and anywhere. A hobby opens you up to new people and fills time appropriately.I don’t do rug hooking, but since I am from Nova Scotia it is only a matter of time before I do.
Here’s hoping that you take up a new or pick up on an old one, RugloverMary