It's been a while since my last post because honestly, I've had nothing to share. However, things are now buzzing in my journey to become a full-fledged hooker. First, I bought a new hook, and it was pretty darn exciting.
Lori Rokusek from Dubuque came to the BLT plant last week to teach us beginning rug hooking. A lot of the guys in the plant came in to see the mechanics of hooking, the history, how to do it, etc. A number of them actually hooked a row, and they weren't half bad! I have the frame with the sample piece on it outside of my office, and I've caught a few guys coming over to try it again. I only got to do a few loops because I wanted the other people to have their chance, but Lori is coming back tomorrow and I plan to monopolize her time.
This weekend I get to travel to Lenexa, Kansas with the wonderful Katie Lane from Townsend, where we will attend Marilyn Schmidt's Hook In - I'll be excited to bring a project with me!
What hooks do you use, and which is your favorite?