You Know You Are a Maker When …

Darn you Pinterest for tempting me…

You know you are a maker when, despite being swamped by an array of projects, you are tempted to learn a new craft having been seduced by the most glorious images on Pinterest.

This morning’s temptation is rug hooking. There seems to be such a wonderful flow and freedom in the designs and they are very reminiscent of the paintings by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell.

I did have a chicken rug hooking kit many years ago but I cannot think where it has gone otherwise I would have rummaged around and pulled it from the back of a cupboard. So, with a birthday looming, I think it may be time to build a rug frame and invest in new Oxford punch needles, monks cloth or burlap backing and rug yarn. For inspiration and guidance I will be heading over to and as well as wallowing in Pinterest. For supplies in the UK then the best site I have found is Cilla Cameron at

Rug Hooking