Thank you for visiting my blog site. I own The Rug Hooking Store at Black Horse Antiques in Valley Nebraska. I have had the antique store for the last 31 years and the rug hooking portion of the store for the last 12 years. I specialize in hand-dyed wool and all supplies needed for rug hooking. There are over 750 patterns available in the store and online. I particularly love color planning rugs and will be happy to help you select wools for your latest project. Visit my store at www.janicelee.biz
Since it is haying season, I thought I would show the haying rug I made for my son several years ago. Please note the John Deere tractor and Vermeer baler. I asked Will if he would like me to make him a rug. He said, jokingly, that the only rug he would like is of his John Deere tractor and he doubted that I had the talent to accomplish this. Game on. I took a picture of him baling hay, drew up the design and started hooking. When I showed him the almost finished rug, he complained that the baler was the wrong color, not VERMEER gold. So I dyed more gold wool and actually matched it to the tractor itself. When the rug was finished, my pain in the neck son said "I wasn't wearing a red cap that day, I was wearing a green cap. Whoa......I considered child abuse, but he was 26 years old and 6ft 5in tall. I decided against abuse and told him it was an artistic representation, not a photograph. Besides, there was already too much green in the rug with the trees, hayfield and tractor. This rug NEEDED him to wear a red hat. So, tough!!!!! I kept the rug, it hangs in the store. He can have it when I am dead or when he improves his attitude about my art form. Yeah, like I said......when I am dead.