design for the first rug I made, using the latchet hook technique, and buying little packs of precut wool as I went along. Following my husband Ian’s advice I made a grid on the picture to correspond to the grid on the rug canvas I was using. Then I followed the design quite religiously, even down to the choice of colours. The resulting rug lasted for years and years.
Off we went to St. Lucia for 2 years and the rug making phase of my life receded completely as we turned to other activities with the 3 little boys.
Now these three little boys and their friends are well grown and following their respective life paths. I have refound my little rug booklet and I am getting the urge to make another latchet hook rug, after a lapse of quite a few years. Since I no longer have a loom but am still primarily interested in making rugs, I think the latchet hook is the answer.
while we were in Victoria I did nip in to the local yarn store, The Button and Needlework Boutique, and I found this lovely green yarn – a yarn I have used before. I just couldn’t resist the colour and know I’ll use it sometime. But for now with my rug-making ideas, I am turning to my little booklet and my stash of coarser and sturdier yarn.