That was a question a new reader asked me today. She wasn't sure if it was latch hook, locker hooking or what.
Above is my design of a crow with berry mat which was hooked Magdalena style.
Indiefamilygirl, I would have replied to you personally but you are a "No-REPLY Blogger". So even if I hit the reply button you wouldn't have received the message. If you can't figure out how to add your email to your personal blogger info next time use the 'contact me' box on my blog. That way reply messages can be sent to you.
So the answer to her question is.... this is TRADITIONAL RUG HOOKING as our fore-mothers used to hook rugs. While we traditionally now use mostly wool, the women back then would use whatever textiles they had on hand to make a rug. Actually, mixed media is also done today but the hook is different than the top two in the photo below.
Below is a sampling of different hooks.
The two hooks in the middle are antique hooks which are nails filed down to make a hook , then embedded into a hand carved piece of wood. This is what our fore-mothers used and after finding them in the antique store HAD to come home and walk in their shoes...uh, make that hook from her hand.
The bottom hook is a Hartman hook which is my very favorite. I have several back-ups in case I lose or misplace one. That happened at Ocean City and bought yet another Hartman from Betsy. Later did find the lost one which had rolled under the bed.
Tomorrow will continue with the Ocean City rug camp and show those few photos I have of the 'throw down'.