Friday, January 16, 2009

Red Saltbox tutorial on binding hooked mats & rugs

People have been talking lately about different ways to finish rugs and mats and hooked items of all sorts. One name that keeps popping up was Wendy Miller of The Red Saltbox -- rug designs, etc.

Very clear and complete directions on how to bind a rug or mat with wool fabric-covered cording, just like pillows are often done. Tidy, easy to coordinate the colours with your mat and as Wendy says, if you use a plaid in the hooking, you can cut the wool fabric on the bias/diagonal, getting instant pizazz and a very professional looking finish, pulling the colours from the rug into the binding.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

RugHooking Daily - Atlantic Canada

A forum to provide rug hookers and mixed media artists with contacts and communications. Post your artwork, special interests and events.


One week in existence and this great new rughooking forum now has nearly 200 members and over 300 photos posted of wonderful rugs, mats, hangings, purses, 3-D items... amazing!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Atlantic Canada's new rughooking forum

Just this week, Heidi Wulfraat of London-Wul Fibre Arts started a new rughooking forum for Atlantic Canada's diverse group of rughookers at RUG HOOKING DAILY . Of course, since rughookers are wonderful people and love to share, the online forum is open to all rughookers and creative types who would like to join.

As Heidi says, it's "A forum to provide rughookers and mixed media artists with contacts and communications. Post your artwork, special interests and events." Also: "Here's how it began.... while attending a hooked bag class by Jennifer Manuell (during Deanne Fitzpatrick's Creativity Symposium) I accepted the challenge to develop a register of rug hooking contacts for Atlantic Canada. So here we are...... rughookers unite! From Atlantic Canada and beyond..... All are welcome."

It didn't take long for the word to spread and now there are dozens of members, in only a couple of days!

Cindy Needler's mat of Cottage Craft wool shop in St Andrews