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Fayette Co, KY, United States
I am a country girl stuck in the city, for the time-being. I enjoy the country way of life, and practice that in my home as best I can by canning and preserving foods, cooking and baking from scratch, crocheting, living vicariously thru the many blogs I follow about country life. I enjoy learning about raising livestock, and glean from my past employment and personal experiences of working with animals to fuel some of my postings. I have 5 cats, who keep my life interesting. And I am also an amateur poet. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Farmer-gal who is caught in town, for now.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm Gonna Be a Hooker!

A rug hooker, that is! LOL
I was over at Dog Trot Farm visiting with Julie.
She does primitive rug hooking, and I emailed
her to get some information and she sent me to this website
I looked thru the website and found a beginner's
rug hooking kit and bought one.
It came in the mail yesterday.
Contained in the kit was an instruction book, a quilting frame
and a little metal container for the pieces of scraps that
I might have left over when I use the wool strips
to do the rug hooking.
Also, with the kit came the wool strips that I will use to make the rug,
and all of the wool strips are precut. There is some embroidery
thread, and some binding for the edges to finish off the product,
a rug hook, and a drawn pattern on linen. And a carry-all tote.
I picked the pattern, Two Sheep on a Hill.
Here is a photo of what it should look like when I am finished.
I'm not sure when I will start on this. But I wanted to see if I like
rug hooking enough to do some other patterns, along with my
crocheting. I am hoping to get good enough at these two
crafts to be able to sell some at a farmers market
come next season.

When I do start this, I will post some of the steps
from beginning to end, to give ya'll an idea of
where I am with this project.

Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you
have a blessed day. Take care All,
from KY.

8 comments:

Deb W said...

Rug hooking is something I have always wanted to try, but if I got into it, I would use yarn, instead of the wool strips - mostly because it is available - not something I would have to find/buy and prepare.

A kit seems a good way to get started - everything you need is there, and once you're done, you would know if you like it and want to continue.

Laura Jeanne @ Getting There said...

The title of this post is one of the funniest ones I've ever seen, lol. :D

Good luck on your rug hooking. I'm not very familiar with this type of craft, so I look forward to seeing your work in progress.

Have a great day,
Laura

Kathy in KY said...

Thanks, Deb - the one I had in mind was a type I saw on Romney Ridge Farm's Facebook entry, and Kelly did use yarn & it looked more like embroidery. But I thought this one would give me a chance to use another form of wool. Yes, I too have a ton of yarn, and could do up some of my own projects. I'll have to look into that when I finish this one. Thanks for coming by for a visit Deb, and take care.

Thanks Laura - I thought the title might get some people to visit just to see what it was all about! And then, I can always use the "I'm gonna become a hooker, again" - when I talk about a crocheting project - see I've got it all figured out! LOL - Thanks for visiting and commenting, and also for you encouraging email today. Take care, from KY.

Sandra said...

You'll love rug hooking; it's fine fun. I used to know a woman whose last name was Hooker and she played it to the hilt!

kristi said...

Thanks for stopping by the other day! I am glad you enjoy my blog and knowing that my little life in the country gives you hope to have a place too one day puts a smile on my face:) I think rug hooking is beautiful and I can't wait to see the final result!!

Kathy in KY said...

Sandra - I have a friend who suggested I get some business cards when I think of selling some items - for crocheting, she suggested The Crotchety Crocheter, and then I was thinking for rug hooking - The Happy Hooker. LOL

Kristi - your place is so idealic. I love the looks of your garden, and I especially love your chicken coop. Within the last month or so I've found more women bloggers who have small farms, and they're all an inspiration, and give me hope for my own place one day. And these are a talented bunch of women, including you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Take care.

ga.farmwoman said...

I love your title!

I used to do rug hooking years ago when the boys were small. I wish I had my first one I did. I made a cushion out of it. It was a donkey! Way before Jack's time.

I know you will enjoy rug hooking. Your post makes me want to get back into it.

Have a great day.
Pam

Kathy in KY said...

Thanks, Pam - I just found lady online here in Lexington that teaches rug hooking, and I may email her to see if she can get me started since I've never done this before, and am basically clueless. I'd love to see the first one you did of a donkey - what happened to it?