Hello Dear Friends! Oh, I just have to share this with you 'cause I think it is so COOL!
My dear bud, Doris, is an awesome needle puncher. She also use to be a rug hooker, but due to allergies with the wool has not been able to enjoy the craft... so she now focuses all her creative talents for her punch work.
No, that isn't what I wanted to share. But this is...
Doris gave her daughter, Carol, most of her rug hooking supplies. Carol works at the Indiana Historical Society. She had never hooked before... but wanted to learn and apparently has friends at the historical society interested in the art as well. Carol took the rug hooking supplies to work with her. Together, the group of talented beginners worked on these rugs. They leave the supplies where they can all just pick up the hook & some wool and literally work on the same rug. It is a 'community' effort. I'm not exactly sure where the patterns have come from... Doris thought they they were drawn up by the new hookers. Personally, I think they are GRAND!! This group of beginners have joined forces to create some really wonderful rugs. The way I understand it, after the rugs are finished, they are gifted to someone else and/or displayed at the society.
What a unique way to share the craft with your friends & beginner rug hookers!
Doris, thank you for forwarding the photos & story with me so I could pass it along.
Wishing you all warm smiles,
~ Chicken Stitches! ~
10 hours ago