I think it’s time to make rug hooking popular again.
Before I was born, my father started an epic rug hooking project with an image of LOTR Gandalf on a mountain top. The half-finished rug sat in my craft box for most of my childhood, only to disappear into the ether with a collection of other relics from my youth.
If I had a time machine, rescuing that Gandalf rug would most definitely be one of my missions into the past (after I gather a collection of historic figures and make it back to the present just in time for my final oral history presentation*). I would love to know what the completed project would have looked like.
Since it doesn’t appear that I can expect a visit from Rufus anytime soon, I’m going to begin hooking my own rug. As ah-mah-zing as the pattern selection for rug hooking seems to be (Cats in Hats is in my future, people), in the interest of keeping my first-attempt as simple as possible, I’m starting out mono-chromatically.
I’m also leaning towards the idea of re-purposing used fabric in lieu of yarn, and creating something similar to this.
I have yet to find some affordable, small, and targeted-towards-children style starter kits though. Any suggestions are welcome, please and thank you.
I’ll keep you apprised of my progress! Wish me luck!