Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a good weekend.  We had a strong nor’easter blow through our part of the world, bringing rain, snow, sleet, ice pellets and thunder!  I tell you, the weather here is weird!

I took the opportunity to stay indoors and hook on my Parker’s Cove fishing shacks series. Here’s the progress on the second piece so far.  I’m loving hooking these bright colours on these cold wintry days!

In a different vein…a few times lately the subject has come up about hooking for something other than the floor or the wall.  It’s a good thought.  Many people have reached the point where their walls are covered with art. There’s no room for a hooked rug there, nor on the floor!

There are many projects that can be made with the traditional rug hooking technique.  I have hooked cushion covers before, as well as table runners.  For a beginning list, check out these items that people have hooked in the past. 

  • cushion covers,
  • doorstoppers (over a brick),
  • sculpture,
  • clothing (vests, cloaks, skirt motif, coat),
  • accessories (hats, belts, brooches, necklaces),
  • chair pads,
  • hot pads,
  • tea cozies,
  • table runners,
  • fireboard (for hiding the fireplace when not in use),
  • footstool covers,
  • window valance,
  • curtain tiebacks,
  • tree skirt for Christmas Tree,
  • purse,
  • upholstery for a chair,
  • coasters,
  • slippers,
  • wallet,
  • toys,
  • Christmas Tree ornaments,
  • tote bags,
  • bench cover, and
  • stair riser decor.

Have I forgotten anything?  Add to the list in the comments below.  What have you made using the traditional rug hooking technique?  What have you seen made using that technique?

If you have been reading, thanks!  I hope you all have a good week!  Talk to you later.

 

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