Thursday, 22 October 2020

Design Transfer Net

 Design Transfer Net

1. Draw your design onto paper lay the net over design/pattern trace over it with a marker pen

2. Remove net and place on your foundation hessian, monks cloth, linen

3. Draw over your net patter and remove the next and your pattern is ready to hook punch or proddy

4. The net has an adhesive back so it sits firmly on the paper and material no ned to pin or tape and you can keep your pattern and use it multiple times



 Many years ago I made some small pieces and put them onto frames but there was little interest at the time. I think we were all busy making rugs!.  In 2017 I made some more 8"x8" pieces and put them on frames and sold a few but again not much interest. Over the past couple of years small projects have become so much more popular and now everyone is wanting to frame there art work. You can Hook, Punch and Proddy or mix your techniques. I quite like my pieces to cover the whole frame but then I do rather like the Beach Huts with the frame showing.

The top piece with Beach Huts was punched with yarn and yarn roving onto Monks Cloth (all available from my NuMonday shop I left the frame white but you can paint the frame any colour you choose.


                                                                     Flower Vase 

                    Punched into Monks Cloth with Yarn Roving using a #9 Oxford Punch Needle 


Hooked with hand dyed chunky yarn into hessian. I frayed the edge and put it onto the frame that I had coloured


Hooked with Hand dyed Yarn Roving it is fabulous to both hook and punch with I also added some hand dyed chunky yarn too. Hooked into hessian and framed. 

Monday, 27 July 2020

Hooked on Tancook

I am not able to download this lovely video onto this page. Go to Youtube and put into the search engine HOOKED ON TANCOOK to see the rugs the Islanders have made. There is a commentary telling the stories about the rugs. Well worth watching 

Grenfell Rugs - Hooking with Hose


I have just been looking through one of many teaching folders I have put together over the years. This particular one is my Grenfell Hooking with hose folder. The first picture depicts some original Grenfell mats the next picture is me teaching a hosiery class surrounded by colourful hose... must have been a good while ago I look a bit younger there 😂... The next photo shows a wonderful selection of skies ... ( I have a whole photo album of skies I have taken over the years and use them as teaching aids). Then next picture is a photo of Neils Harbour on Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia plus a photocopy of the picture that I transferred into a rug design and the last picture is the completed rug hooked with nylon hose. It is about 25"x17" .. I have to say it is one of my favourite pieces and reminds me of the visit to Cape Breton



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Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Making Rugs Newsletter

Making Rugs Newsletter

There are a few hints, tips, stories and workshop dates on this blog. Once you have scrolled down click on OLDER POSTS and it will take you through to the end. 
Enjoy the information and 
Happy Hooking Proddy and Punching

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

The Hooked Door Curtain

The Hooked Door Curtain
I decided to make a hooked door curtain for the door into my studio to keep  the draught out. I hooked it up pretty quickly using material cut too a generous 1/4" wide and used a variety of materials. From recycled skirts, jumpers, blankets and nylon hose. Yarn and new wool material. Some of the material is hand dyed and some as it. It certainly does it jobs and the chills out. The design had to be big, bold and colourful!... It was also a good piece to use up some scraps of material too.