Wednesday, December 2, 2015

International Rug Hooking Day

This Friday, December 4, is International Rug Hooking Day! Who knew? Right?!

I first heard about it last year. However, I think it has been around for over 20 years. It is about time!

What a great idea to take a day to celebrate our art!

What are your plans for honoring the day?

Can you meet hooking friends at a coffee house, or library?

If you work that day, can you bring in some of your rugs to show coworkers or hook on your lunch break?

I am planning to hook in a public place, as a way to share with the general public, the art of rug hooking. I have sent an email out to members of my Rug Hooking Guild in the hopes that someone will meet me at a neighborhood coffee house. What could be better than to sit, hook and visit for several hours while sipping tea or coffee and celebrating the day that honors our craft? Maybe I will put a little sign on the table that says, "Ask me about rug hooking!"

Most people know about quilting and knitting. Now, I mean no disrespect, but I am weary of folks thinking that what I do is similar to latch hooking. It truly is time to educate the public.

I know it is a busy month. Yet, please consider taking time to celebrate and share rug hooking!

I am curious, what are your plans for the day?



  1. Love your rug! Is that your pattern? Is it available to purchase? Happy International rug hooking day!

  2. Thank you Karen! Yes, that is a version of a pattern of mine named, Meadow Bound. This version has the words "silent night" drawn on either side of the deer. The original version is available in my etsy shop. Let me know if I can help you further!