Sunday, March 14, 2021

stash report March 14, 2021

I haven't added any new fabric this week. I have been reminding myself, successfully, that I have scraps in a scrap bucket that need to be tended. And, if I cut them, there has to be room to put them.

Stash report  March 14, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards - no finishes

Fabric Used year to Date: 46 1/2 yards

Fabric Added this week: 0 yards  
Fabric Added Year to Date: 50 1/2 yards

net fabric: 4 yards bought more than used 

I stitched at least 15 minutes every day this week.  

I had some questions about rug hooking. SO, I thought I would share a bit.

My favorite tools that I use all the time. are slanted scissors, a bent hook primitive( larger) and wool, and linen. With Mr Scarecrow, I do not have a previous finished picture to go by with colors or shading. It was a new pattern to the designer, and, I liked it well enough to buy it.
The pattern is just the basic shapes. I am working on a tall pumpkin with only the outside drawn in. I wanted to add a few light shaping rows.
Rug hooking is very forgiving. If I don't like what I do, I can quickly pull it out and do something else.
It is not like quilting and a seam ripper.

black lines are the pattern

For this project, I am using an 8 cut of wool, which is 1/4 inch. Wool cuts so nicely, and, I have a cutter with several sizes. I will hold the wool strip in my left hand over my index finger. And that hand will go under the piece on the frame. I can't see it, so, I go by feel.

With my right hand, I will use the  hook to go through a hole in the linen, touch my finger to find the wool, and pull a loop of wool to the top. The loop should be as high as the wool is wide. But, I like mine shorter. 


  1. I have a box of scraps like that too! Decided on a system to use them, but too many other projects going to work on it.

  2. Nice photos which makes rug hooking a little more clear to me. What would keep someone (like my grandchildren) from grabbing one loop and pulling the whole row out?

  3. Another excellent week on the quilt metrics. I did a couple of rug hooking kits when I was in high school, but they had little short pieces of yarn that were pulled through the mess. I didn't realize that your rugs were done differently. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have never tried rug hooking. I have a friend who is a committed “hooker”. Her projects are lovely. Thanks for the demo on how it is done. Have a wonderful time adding more loops to your project today!

  5. Thank you for the mini tutorial on rug hooking. Looks like fun and I love the colors in the autumn piece you are working on.

  6. Oh thank you for the rug hooking lesson, it's sounds fun! I guess the difficult part is to pull out the same amount of wool each time.
    Thanks for linking up today ;)

  7. I enjoyed seeing your rug hooking photos! I wish I knew how to do this as it's so lovely. But I really cannot fall in love with another stitching passion!

  8. Hi,
    I've never done rug hooking, I'm mostly a
    quilter and crocheter. Have a great day!