The last couple of times I went to Rhinebeck, I was drawn to pictorial hooked rugs. I guess it was only a matter of time. Mary, who comes to our Friday afternoons with her daughter, has brought her hooked rugs to work on. I was fascinated so she gave me everything I needed to get started including strips of wool fabric in many colors. When I found I needed a color she hadn’t given me I either over-dyed the orange strips and mottled them with brown or Navaho-plied black and grey yarns I had here. Lots of fun!
It seems to me a spinner would have a terrific advantage as a rug hooker. A spinner can card together the exact colors needed and spin just the right amounts so there would be endless color possibilities with no “left-overs.”