Posted by: laurawp | April 23, 2014

Making Rug Hooking Kits

Kitting rug projects is not something I came to easily… “wouldn’t you like to put your own woolens and colours together?”   But when you teach a 1-day class, a kit is good. So, we teachers take notes while we hook and figure out the colours; we may think a certain wool works well, only to realize later that it must come out. aah, the forgivable fiber art! after perfecting the scene in hand-dyed wool; here is the little kit rug I hooked and put together, ‘Holiday Harbor Lights’, for ATHA Biennial 2013 in Long Beach, CA!

'Harbor Lights' designed & hooked by Laura Pierce

‘Harbor Lights’ designed & hooked by Laura Pierce

We like the little rug; it hangs on the wall in the family room.

Recently, I received an email and photo of Maurine Weishaupl’s ‘Holiday Harbor Lights’ rug. What a delight! Maurine signed up for my class at Biennial, but at the last-minute, couldn’t attend. She asked that the kit be delivered to her, via a friend. I’m thrilled that she was able to follow my written instructions and hook this piece with such success!

'Harbor Lights' design by Laura Pierce, hooked by Maurine Weishaupl

‘Harbor Lights’ design by Laura Pierce, hooked by Maurine Weishaupl

Maurine’s lights are in a finer cut and twinkle quite delightfully!
It’s wonderful that Maurine enjoys the kit rug! She grew up in Long Beach and remembers the real thing!

Please send me your hooked version of the Harbor Lights kit… I’d love to see them all!

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