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How to Get the Most out of a Class or Workshop

Will you be taking a class or workshop? Thought I'd write to you this month about how to make the most of it and be the perfect student. These are not the express opinion of Seaside Rug Hooking Company (Laura hasn't read this yet.) Think about a workshop or class in something new to you. These...

We're #8

Thank you friends!  We have been listed as #8 on the Top Rug Hooking blogs and Websites by Feedspot.  I guess someone must be reading my ramblings....

A Great Summer Read

  Too hot to hook?  Definitely not too hot to think about your next rug, though. If you can't get inspired by Tamara Pavich's new book published by Rug Hooking Magazine (Ambry) you must have fallen asleep right after you opened it. Tamara Pavich writes regularly in rug hooking magazine....

A Hunk a Chunk of Hooking Love

I got a lot of hooking done this weekend. I love to have a big chunk of time to really get into hooking. Holidays like Memorial Day are the best when there is no big meal to prepare, no big parties, no  gifts, no expectations.   I think I mentioned that...

A Question of Values

One of the most requested topics at workshops is color planning. We all know what goes together- we dress ourselves every day. But we get all worked up when it comes to plannning a rug.  What is often forgotten is that we need to plan values with a rug as well as color to...

When the Muse takes Vacation

There are times when we have to walk away from hooking for a while. Have to…for good reasons like a trip to the Bahamas, or moving to your perfect house, or the kids and grandkids taking over the place. Or reasons that are not so good like a crazy deadline...

Pride before the fall...

I just got an email that Tamara Pavich's new book about designing rugs will be shipped soon in the Rug hooking Magazine Book Club.  What a lift to my day, since I'm honored to have one of my rugs to be included.  She had asked me over a year ago...

One More Time

Just a quick reminder about the Hilton Head Hook-In, next Fri and Sat, February 3 and 4.  We are going to have a grand time.  We are right on the beach, and if the weather is nice there are tables and chairs to hook outside.   Loud crowd where you can't...

Embellishing the Facts

This  pattern, called Book Club, is a new one I drew in 2016. It is really a blank slate.  There are so many possibilities.   Shari Smith of Crossville, Tennessee sent us her interpretation of this piece. It  is the first one I have seen finished. Look carefully, there are so many embellishments....

"Tis the Season

Well, we are either frantically trying to finish a hooked project for a gift, or we have not touched our hooking since before Thanksgiving.  Most of us are in one of those camps. Me...I am working on a special piece for my husband of our two dogs, but I am not...

What a Fine Featured Artist!

Thank you to Mary Jane Peabody for being so gracious to allow us to reprint this post from her own blog "Mary Jane's Rugs" dated November 3 I was so proud of the Green Mountain Rughooking Guild for choosing Jacqueline Hansen, of Scarborough, Maine, as one of this year’s Featured Artists at...

The Last Talavera Tutorial

Here is a rug in progress hooked by Brenda Neafsey.  I love how she has added purple to the mix.  Nicely Done!!       So when we last met, we were painting clouds.  How are they coming along?  Before you get to close to the bottom, be sure to...

Talavera Tutorial 4

         So how is everyone doing?  I have had comments from a few who is way ahead of the group and are anxious to move on..you know there is always a couple overachievers in the group.  So, let's see what you have done.  Please email a photo to seasiderug@gmail.com...

Talavera Tutorial 3

Say the title three times fast.....A little tongue twithter. Welcome back! What do you want to do first?  Start easy or get the harder part over first?  If you said the harder part follow me, if you want to start a little slower today, scroll down to the chin flowers…...

Talavera Tutorial 2

Welcome back. Either you are a procrastinator and would rather read about hooking than getting your frame out, or you are looking for more punishment trying to follow my directions…  :) So far, we have the face hooked in and the two sides of the pumpkin.  Let’s start into the...

Talavera Tutorial

Did you see the new Halloween pattern called Talavera pumpkin?  The pattern is inspired by the colorful Mexican pottery.  I couldn’t wait to hook it myself so I thought it would be fun to do a tutorial.    I’ll go through it over the next few weeks and you can join...

Some Enchanted Afternoon

Just wanted to share with you a rug hooked by Pam Dombek.  She started with my pattern "Some Enchanted Evening" and made it her own.   Here is her rug.... Meet her two BFFs (Best feline friends).  Here's what Pam wrote in her note: " It came out just how my...

Tea with Royalty

The mailman brought me a new rug hooking book last week.  There have been other priorities in our house, and even though it was a rug hooking book, I set it aside unopened. My mistake. The book, Rug Hooking with Deanne Fitzpatrick, is the newest publication from the folks who bring...

Adult Coloring Books

What do adult coloring books and rug patterns have in common?  I think there are a lot of similarities. The same mindfulness and centering that make the coloring books so popular can be obtained as we hook rugs.  No matter if it's coloring or hooking, we can experience the same...