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Heather Davidson

Rug hooked mug mats, runners, small wall hangings, standing Santas and Snowmen

We moved from Toronto to Paris in the early 1990s with baby in tow. One Saturday we went to a craft show downtown where the JJ Ruggers had a display of traditional rug hooking. I've always admired primitive rug hooking and here was my chance to learn how to hook. Starting at fine cut shading, I learned about colour and patience and the value of enjoying the journey as you hook and create. A piece of hooking burlap or linen is a blank canvas where your imagination has free rein. Rug hooking today has evolved into encompassing many styles and fibres and colours. It has brought me dear friends and a rug hooking community that is supportive, open to sharing and stimulating. I'm a year into my quasi-retirement. I thought I now would have oodles of extra time to hook but life is full and rug hooking is just a part, but an important part of my life as it feeds my creative soul.