Finding a way to simultaneously express your creativity and bring some peace and calm into your life sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? Well, I’m thrilled to introduce you to the wonderful world of rug hooking!
Rug hooking is a rug-making technique that involves pulling loops of yarn or fabric through a woven base such as burlap or linen. Hooking fabric in this way is a very ancient practice but I won’t get into the history of it here—I just want to get you hooked on hooking! It’s different from rug tufting and much slower; it’s often confused with latch hooking, but it’s not that either. In rug hooking, there is no tying or knotting, and there is just one stitch that you need to learn.
All images by Shelly Nicole Phillips.