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
Heirloom Rug Workshop starts a week from today, October 19, so I am honoring some of my heirloom favorites this week. This is a pattern from Woolley Fox that I made a few years ago. My goal was to use all darks for the background, but not mix the various wools together. Instead, I drew in patches and filled in the patches with the same dark wool. There were blackie greens, blackie browns, some textures, some not. It made a great black background, but with lots of interest. I was particular about using the same wool in 3 different areas thru out the rug, so the colors appeared balanced.
OK, the title of this blog is DO YOU LOVE BINDING RUGS????? Well, I already know the answer to the question. No, you don't. Nobody does. I avoid it at all costs and try talking my buddies Sandy and Dr. Susan into binding for me, whenever possible. Colleen was lamenting at hooking on Friday that she has 8 projects that need binding. Well, the conversation lead us to the conclusion that we should have a special rug hooking event just for binding rugs. Then Kathy Berkshire said "And it should be QUARTERLY!!!!"
So, our first RUG BINDING PARTY will be Friday night October 24. You can come to hook for open hooking in the afternoon, or come after work…..whenever. We will plan to work until 9pm. Carl will bring us dinner and we will bind those darn rugs or else. Sandy promised to be there to help people who want to make rugs into pillows. She is a genius and can teach you to finish your rugs into beautiful pillows.
Join us…..of course, it is FREE, FREE, FREE. We will plan another binding night after Christmas and try to keep up our quarterly schedule. See you October 24 and feel the sense of accomplishment you too will get, when you get your binding projects done.