rug hooking ♥

Do you love rug hooking like I love rug hooking?
You don’t have to be an artistic genius to make a really beautiful rug hooking.  Hyper realistic designs rarely make an appearance, and rug hooking is so much the better for it.  Think Maude Lewis, not so much Alex Colville!
altoon sultanRug hooked project by Altoon Sultan↑

Also, take inspiration from Matisse, Rothko, or Marimekko, and go for big, bold and abstract and you won’t go wrong. Stripes, polka dots, and geometric shapes all make wonderful templates for a rug hooked design.  The personality comes with the colour choice and the texture and don’t forget the “je ne sais quoi”.

hooked chair seat

Case in point- this chair cover.

rug hooked house

If you want to get pictorial, you don’t have to get fancy.  This house is made up of simple shapes and is still a really appealing design. This rug hooking  pic is by  Becky Johnson taken at the Textile Museum.

Introduction to Rug Hooking Workshop
$30, materials not included
Call to register 416 533 5648

Craftily your


3 responses to “rug hooking ♥

  1. Hi Kristin – do you think you’d ever have enough interest in a ‘hook – in’ at the knit cafe. I’ve finished (but bound) 3 projects now and am mostly self taught. I’d love to be able to hook with others. I know there is a hooking gathering in east york once a month on a Saturday but keep missing it. If you hear of any others tonight is it possible to let me know.

    • kristinledgett

      Hello Trish. Let’s start a campaign to have a rug hooking night. I encourage those interested to contact me, here in the comments section, or at If we garner enough interest it will be arranged. That would certainly make my day! In the mean time you might want to look at the Ontario Rug Hooking Craft Guild and see if they have some information.

  2. I do love rug hooking. Finished my first one a while ago. started on my second. I’m hooked…so to speak.

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