On Sunday, donnah mentioned that she was hooking a rug for her youngest son, and the next thing we knew, people were asking about this rug or that rug that she has mentioned before. I asked donnah how she would feel about being featured in Celebrating Jackals, and she graciously agreed to tell us more about rug hooking and share some more of her rugs with us.
I’ll let donnah tell us all about it – how she got started, how she makes her designs, and all sorts of other things – in her own words. But first I’ll share the one that makes me tear up every time I see it. Various rugs hooked by donnah will be sprinkled throughout the post, in no particular order.
The Fine Art of Rug Hooking, by donnah
Hello, fellow Jackals!
I’ve been reading Balloon Juice for a lot of years and love the camaraderie and support here. I’ve found that BJ is welcoming and friendly even when the politics get heated. I learn a lot here, and it always feels like home.
Watergirl, a force of Nature, invited me to share some of my artwork and I jumped at the chance. I’m always working to promote the art that I create because so little is known about it and because it’s a really amazing medium.