Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hooked Rugs as "Pictures"

Have you ever thought about hanging a hooked rug on the wall?  Sometimes a rug is just too beautiful to be on the floor!  Our hooked rugs range in price from about $70.00 to about $150.00, making them an affordable piece of art.  Hang one behind a sofa in a grouping with a few other pictures and a sconce.  Most of them come with loops to hang from a dowel rod.

Rug hooking began in North America around the mid 1800's on the eastern seaboard of New England. Housewives would use scraps of wool from making clothes or blankets and would cut them into narrow strips. The strips of wool would be dyed and would be hooked onto empty burlap feedbags. It was a great way to create inexpensive floor coverings providing warmth. Rug hooking flourished into an art form with many intricate motifs being created with artistic flair.

Click Hooked Rugs to see our collection - and feel free to use one as a "picture."