Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.
...

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00

Kindly visit our CLASSES & EVENTS Page for Classes both here in the Studio and at other fabulous places!

PLEASE NOTE
*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes or Events

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to
www.Notforgottenfarm.etsy.com



Friday, April 25, 2014

NEW Paper Rug Hooking Patterns and "ROUNDED SHOULDERS"

So while I was at Virginia Rug Fest a couple of weekends ago,
I was watching some fellow hookers hook their rugs with bent-shank hooks…
I was fascinated by how they used them and tried to use one myself.

I simply cannot.

so, I will stick with what I use ~
... so I can get different effects from my loops.

my '1863 Sheep' rug 
is a perfect example of one of my rugs 
hooked in a way that I love ~

1863 Sheep ©Notforgotten Farm


if you look closely, you'll see that my loops have what I call 'rounded shoulders'

it's a look that mimics older, early rugs ~ 
rugs that were crudely hooked with hooks fashioned from old utensils, nails, et….

I also hand cut all of my strips, so they are never too 'commercial' looking for my rugs…
they may start out at 1/4" wide 
then
end up being closer to 3/4" wide

but that's ok with me…


close up of my loops with 'rounded shoulders'

 I achieve the 'rounded shoulder' look by using a wide strip of wool,
and hooking it through my linen with a small hook.
(the girls at Rug Fest were amazed at the tiny little hook I was using!!)

so here is an example:

green strip of wool is approx 1/4 inch wide

 for this post, I'm using my medium-coarse Miller pencil hook ~

...when I pull my loop through the backing,
I don't "birth" the entire loop up through…
meaning: 
I don't intentionally try to pull the complete loop up through to form a 'straight shouldered' loop ~ instead I pull my loop until it just about pops through the wool, 
this keeps the edges or what I call 
'shoulders' of my loops kind of rolled or turned under ~


sorry about the blur, I was taking pics with my right hand hand hooking with my left ~ although I am right handed!


 you can see in the pic below that I'm pointing to a row 
that I have hooked by completely pulling up the loop, or what I call 'birthing' your loop…
the edges of the loops are straight, or not curled under…
but then I will make rounded shoulder loops to fill in the rest of the way.



showing 'straight shouldered' loops



showing 'rounded shoulder' loops

... can you see the difference?
(i hope!)


here's a good shot of those rounded shouldered loops!
not tightly packed in, but just not pulled up through all the way…
looks like rows of corn kernels to me!

 So, there you have it ~
I'm hoping to shoot a video demo of this technique soon for you to actually see the difference ~

and
the 1863 Sheep PAPER pattern
and the Sunday Dinner PAPER patterns are now available in my


1863 Sheep


Sunday Dinner

Lots of work to do around here before the open house on May 3rd ~
the shop will be CLOSED on May 2nd to get the shop ready for the big day…
(of course there will be NO hook in on open house day!)

Have a beautifully creative day my friends!

* Blessed be *
 Lori

7 comments:

  1. I love your hooking style Lori, it adds such depth
    and character . . . of course starting with a good design helps....and you have that nailed too!

    Happy hookin', stitching, painting . . . whatever your day brings!

    L

    ReplyDelete
  2. They are both beautiful pieces and I love the wools you chose for them. I am starting to get the hooking bug again, time to start some small projects.

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love how you always do things in the way of olde...keeping it simple and not so perfect. That's how the magic happens. <3

    ReplyDelete
  4. You have such a knack for making everything look so primitive ,Love It !!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the primitive look of your hooking, Lori! That pattern is great, too!

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  6. Loving your color choices for the 1863 Sheep rug hooking. Beautiful design!
    Rose

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love your style of hooking and the little I have done could be classifiesd definitely in the "rounded shoulders" style and now I know why...I also use a small hook and cut my own strips a bit wide and avried from 1/2" Up! Martha

    ReplyDelete

Thank you kindly for visiting with us ~ we love to read your comments! ~ please leave us a note...

Previous Postings ~ So much more to see!

#flosstube #notforgottenfarm 1 Year of Stitches 1st Monday Hooking 1st Monday Needle Night 2018 4th of July adaptation Ali Strebel Designs Alice Strebel American Patchwork & Quilting Radio Americana animal animals Anita anthropomorphic antique antique rug antique thread card antiques applique appliqué arthritis Arthur artist bear artistic ATHA auction autumn Autumn at Notforgotten Farm Autumnal Equinox background barn basic punch needle instructions basket bathroom Batik fabric bead beading beads bears beautiful mess beaver creek antiques Becky Noland bee bees Beeskep Class beeswax beginner beginner class beliefs belsnickle big rug bird birds birdwatching birthday Bittersweet black cat black friday Black Walnut blank notecards sets blessed blessed be blessings bling Bliss Cutter blog hop blue book books botanical garden box bracelet breakfast nook Briarwood Folk Art brick brooch broom brown buddy bugs bunny bunny in a basket butter paddle button cabin fever calendar calico canceled candle casserole dying cat cats celebrate chair challenge changes chaos charm chart CHART CORRECTIONS Checkmate Farm chicken chicken. chickens chickens choices christmas Christmas Open House class Class & Events Schedule classes classes at Notforgotten Farm cleaning club cock robin coffer cold weather collections college colonial Colonial Williamsburg color-tint embroidery colors Come Create with us!! computer issue concert connecticut conventional cross stitch conversion cookies Cooper corn Corny Pete cotton cotton fabric cotton seed cloth counting pins country coupon code courtyard Crafty Saturday Crafty Saturday Video Series create creative creative block creative mess creative saturday Creative Talk Network creativity crewel crochet cross stitch cross stitch easter crow CT CT. cuff cyber monday Daisy Dames of the Needle deadlines death decorating deer demonstration dermatologist designs Diane Pearce Baskets dimensional embroidery dimensional punch needle dirt farmer diverticulitis DMC Do Goode Witch dog doll doll quilt donkey doodle Dottie Angel double applique drawing drop-in class ducks dummy board dyeing dyeing wool dyslexic early Early Bird Early Work Mercantile earrings Easter ebay eggs elda smith Elda's Flowers elf embellish embroider embroidery embroidery folk Embroidery Stattion Eostre Esther Etsy Etsy Flash Sale Etsy Shop Etsy Shop Sale Etsy Shop Update event event schedule EWM eye surgery fables fabric Facebook Facebook Groups fae fairy fairy tales fall family farm farm shop Farm Shop Open farm shop renovation farm shop sign farm witch farmhouse farmhouse decorating farmhouse easter farmwitch farmyard Fathers Day FB feather tree feathers February feedsack finish finished Finished Goods for Sale finishing fire First Monday fish fishersville flag flash sale floor frame floral floss flosstube flour cloth flowers foh folk folk art Folk Embroidery folky fox fraktur free free hand cross stitch freebie freebies freehand cross stitch freehand embroidery Friday the 13th friends Friends of Notforgotten Farm Facebook Group friendship frogging From Our Hands & Hearts Show front porch frying pan dyeing funny furniture garden gardening gardens Gathering Gathering of Primitive Friends Show gentle art simply wool thread gentle art thread Ghoultide Gathering Show gift girlfriends give giveaway giving glasses gnome goat Good Witch Mary Goods for Sale goodwill goose creek ruggers graduation grand-dog Granny Chic gratitude gravestone graveyard green green witch gripper frame guild hallowe'en halloween hand drawn hand dyed hand dyed and stained linens from Notforgotten Farm hand dyed linen hand embroidery hand made hand painted hand spun hand stitched hand torn handwork Hannah happiness happy Happy Jacks hare Harry M. Fraser harvest headstone healing healthy heart hearts heat Heavens to Betsy hedge witch help Henry herbs history hodge podge holiday Holiday Open House Holiday Open House Week holly HOME homeplace homespun Homespun Elegance honeybee hook Hook & Stitch In at Notforgotten Farm Hook In hook-in hooked hooked indian corn hooked pumpkin hooked rug hooked rugs Hooker's Pocket hookers hookinpunch frame hooks hoop Hoop'n Tray Stand horse hot house house tour how-to's humble embroidery Humble Work Hand Embroidery Group humblework IGGY illustration In Stitches Needlework shop Independence Day industry ink inquiring minds insects inspiration Inspiration Friday Instagram iris ironstone ironstone linen Jack jack o lantern james cramer jar jenny wren jewelry Joan Joan House Tour JOL June Kathy Clark keeping room kitchen garden KITTENS knitting krampus Kris Miller lace lady slipper lady's slippers lamb lambs lambs wool Lancaster Barnyard Lancaster PA laughter laundry lavender lazy leaves lemon bars Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden light lilies lily lily of the valley limited edition linen lisa roswell list Little House hanging wall pocket Little Stitches Handwork Club Little Witches Stitches Club lizard logo loop lifter lori rudolph love LSHC lucky witch Lucy Beam MA Mabon magazine magick magickal make & take make do mantel Mary Mary Black Mary's Wool Garden maryland Massachussetts Media memorial day mending merry christmas Michele Micarelli migraine milled wood miniature mistake mixed media mohair Moire Wool Thread Molly Makes mom moon Morgan Hoop Mother Goose mother nature mothers day mourning Mr. Toad mudroom mural mushrooms musings my mother Nancy B. Nancy Bauer Nancy Z. Parcels nantucket National Stitch in Public Day natural healing nature needle needle box needle case needle felting Needle Night needle painting needle punch needle roll needle weaving needlefelting needlepoint needles needlework needlework frames needlework roll needlework shop neighbors nest neutral new NEW designs NEw England new items new look new pattern New Shop Hours new wood products new year nff NFF Tribe no count cross stitch no count x stitch note note card notebook notecards Notforgottenfarm's Youtube Channel October oh my stars! Ohio old OLD as Dirt Primitives© old farmhouse linen Old Hooker old ways old witch old wives tales One Of A Kind onion skin dyeing online event ooak open open house Open Studio order organic ornament ornies osnaburg {cupboard cloth} Ostara Out Of Hand Rug Hookers Group over one overdyed overdyed threads owl Oxford Rug Punch Needle PA German pagan paint painting palette paper cutting papercutting party Pat Sloan patriotic pattern pattern book Pattern Corrections patterns PDF pdf-patterns peace Peaches pen pencil pennsylvania Pepper perle/pearl cotton peter photography picture walk picturetrail Pig pin tuffet pincushion Pincushion Chair pinkeep Pinocchio pins Pinterest Playing Hooky pluviophile PNPS magazine pocket Poe poll positive potatoes PPNC pretty Prim Stitchers Society Prim Stitchers Society Retreat primitive primitive doll primitive dolls Primitive Punch Needle Club Primitive Quilts & Projects Magazine primitives primsical Proffit progress project bag promotional promotional goods PSS pumpkin pumpkin folk pumpkin head pumpkin witch pumpkins punch punch needle Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine Punch Needle Folk Punch Needle Folk© from Notforgotten Farm™ punch needle fusion Punch Needle Station punch needle techniques punched rug punching with yarn puppies puppy purge purple purse quiet quilt rabbit rabbit scissors Radio Podcast rain rainbow scissors rainy day random photos re-do recipe red red beets redux refresher course regular hours religion remember renovation reproduction civil war era fabric rest Rest Thy Head retreat Richmond rituals road trip robin redbreat rooster roosters roving Roxy rug rug cutter rug hook rug hooking rug hooking frame Rug Hooking Magazine rug hooking pattern rug hooking techniques rug hooks rug in progress rug punch rug show RVA sale samhain sampler samplermakers Samplermakers Forum Samplermakers Group on Facebook samplers santa satin stitch Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week saying goodbye schedule scherenschnitte school girl sampler schoolgirl sampler scissor fob scissors scissors holders scraps scream Searsport Rug Hooking seasons at seven gates farm seniors sepia September Sew Primitive sewing sewing clamp sewing pocket sewing roll sewing room sharing sheep shelter shipping Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers shop shop closed shop garden shop open shop redux shoreline show sick signage silhouette silk silver simple Sit & Stitch Hoop Stand sit a spell skein sketch sketchbook skin Skyler sliding lid needle box slow stitch slow stitching small business saturday snake snippets snow solstice southern star sparkling specialty scissors spinning spiral spirit split stitch spool Spool Caddy Spoonflower spots spring spring cleaning sprite Spruce Ridge Studios squirrel st. valentines day stain stair riser patterns standing floor frame standing wool circles star stencil stir crazy stitch Stitch In Stitch n Button stitcher's tray stitching Stitching in the Valley stitching witch stocking storms Stratford strawberries strawberry stress stripper's tote studio studio closed STUFF stumpwork Stumpwork Embroidery Sturbridge summer Summer at Notforgotten Farm Summer Stitch In at Notforgotten Farm Sun Conure sunflowers sunshine superstitions surface embroidery swan scissors tape measure Tasha Tudor Tea teach teaching teddy bear artist teddy bears template Teresa Miller thankful thanksgiving the primitive needle The Punch Needle Guild The Scarlet Letter the Shop at Notforgotten Farm the Studio at Notforgotten Farm The Wool Studio the Wool'n Gardener thelma & louise thimbles thread thread winder threads thrift shop tin Tipp City Ohio tips Toby tomato tomte tomten tractor traditions tribe trim troll tulip turkey turnip tutorial Ultra Punch Needle unconventional UNcounted cross stitch Uncounted Cross Stitch Group update USA VA VA Rugfest Valdani Threads valentines day Valley Needleworks VCU vending Vernal Equinox video vintage vintage farmhouse Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Rugfest volunteer walk walking watercolor watercolors Waverly Wool Yarn WDW wearable wearable folk art weather weavers cloth wedding weeding weeds Weeks dye works whale whales what's on my frame When Pigs Fly whimsical whisk broom white wiccan wide strips Willie Nelson willy nelson grand-dog Winder Box winner winter winter solstice WIPs wisteria witch witch scissors witches ball Witches Gathering Witches in Myerstown witchy stitching wooden wooden folk art wooden folk art. woodland woods wool wool applique wool cutter wool dyeing wool gathering wool thread wool witch Wool Works Magazine wool yarn Woolen Lavender Class Woolley Fox woolwitch Woolwrights woolwrights 2019 workshop yarn yarn rug punch Youtube yule yuletide Zazzle Shop