Hooked Rugs— A Magic Carpet Ride
While rug hooking is not exactly knitting or crocheting; it is still a craft that involves the love of fiber, and this is a craft that my mother has excelled at.
Upon retirement from the stressful job of being a Registered Nurse at a Veteran’s Facility, my mother took up the art of primitive rug hooking. This form of rug hooking requires a keen eye for color, design and pattern. Anything is possible when it comes to this art form. You can design your own patterns, or copy patterns that inspire you. My mother usually finds a pattern in a magazine or book that she loves and then has a local copy shop blow up the pattern, so that she can transfer it onto linen backing.
Mom has made me several heirloom rugs that I will treasure for the rest of my life and plan to pass on to my three children. So, I thought that it would be nice to share these hooked sensations with the rest of the world as a tribute to my Mom. She has put as much love and effort into these rugs as she did into me as a child—I cherish them. Enjoy the art gallery!