Monday, June 11, 2012
Rug hooking: yarn or fabric?
While I'm waiting for a lightning bolt of design inspiration to hit me, I've been plying skeins of singles into two and four ply yarns to use in whatever this next rug will be. One day, while peddling my little heart out at the wheel, I had a minor epiphany: why the heck am I buying wool yardage to cut into strips when I am about buried in wool and wool yarns? Hmmmm...well...maybe because my first and only attempt at hooking with yarn left me feeling a bit unsatisfied. Maybe because I feel like it will take longer (not a valid excuse in my book)? Maybe because I've not been particularly inspired by the pieces I've seen, so far, hooked with yarns? Maybe I like the look of rugs hooked with wool strips better than those hooked with yarns? Or, as my new hooking friend Andy mentioned, am I a wool snob of some sort???
So that's what's been on my mind, while I've been busy packing up the last of the mess that's moving home from the former yarn shop, or pulling some weeds here and there, which is somehow therapeutic.
What do you think???