Featured Rug of the Month December 2017
Whale Rug 33"x16"
Designed and hooked by Gabrielle Hall
I took a class from you a few weeks ago at the Rockland library in Portland and I loved it! When I was growing up my mom had a natural fibers yarn store in the front of our house. One of her employees hooked rugs and I have always wanted to learn. So I am incredibly excited to have finished my first project! My husband loves whales so I searched Pinterest for whale inspirations, then made a drawing on graph paper. Then I copied that onto 1" graph pattern paper and went over it with sharpie on top of my linen. I used Halcyon rug wool which was extra wonderful because I am from Maine and have been to their store. I worked on it in my lap while my girls were at various dance classes. I am so thrilled to have finished! I am already thinking about my next projects. I also included a photo of a rug a friend gave me that I assume is machine made, but the butterfly on it is the aubusson technique you had told me about. I thought it was a great use of the technique as it provides just a subtle amount of differentiation.
Thank you again for your fabulous class and all of the inspiration. I am ridiculously excited about it.
Kindly, Gabrielle Hall, Portland, OR
For every $50 you spend with Little House Rugs between now and November 25, 2018, you will be entered to win this Antique Flower Rug (a $480 value) hand-hooked with handspun and dip-dyed yarns from Little House Rugs
Do you have a rug you would like to see featured on this website? Email me! If your rug is featured, you will receive your choice of a free half-yard of linen or our recycled cotton totebag, so what are you waiting for? Every rug has a story and we love to hear all about them!