I get lots of feedback from internet friends about their rug hooking skills. They wish they could hook better. They look at other people’s work in marvel and wish they could hook a face like that, a pictorial like that, have creativity like another, hook the details of a flower better. I am here to tell you that rug hooking is not a destination, it is a journey. If you talk to any of those you admire, they will tell you they started out with lesser quality work too. They had struggles with their form, their color, their planning, their development. Some may tell you they had a “break-through” moment. For others, their advancement may be more subtle. I write this post to encourage you all to keep striving for more. Keep adding to your education by attending rug workshops and camps, reading books, reading information on the internet, talking to other hookers. One day, you will reach your pinnacle too.
I have an example to illustrate this:
Queensland was my first rug. I made all kinds of mistakes with this rug.
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