My goal was to just stimulate the minds of the ladies and to fill in a little space of time in their day with something fun. I took several smallish hooked pieces with various designs in the hopes it would provide some spark or twinkle to the eye and let each of them hold and feel the texture of the hooked items.
Here I am showing the women an antique hook, which is a nail embedded in a crudely carved piece of wood and a latch hook and explained that this was not the type of hook used for traditional rug hooking. Heck, I've no clue how in the world to even use a latch hook.
Below I am explaining how we 'outline and fill'. And tho my visit there was a quick synopsis of the process of rug hooking, it provided a little entertainment and communication to what might normally be a hum drum day for some of the residents of the facility.