T-Shirt Treasures wins the eLit Book Awards!

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T-Shirt Treasures won the eLit Book Awards, and was a finalist in the INDIES Book Awards! Big thank you to everyone who contributed to it and made it a success!

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This month’s Featured Rug of the Month is by Marcy Gonzales of Los Lunas, NM. You can read her inspiring story here.

Do you have a rug you would like to see featured at Little House Rugs? Let me know! I am especially interested in seeing your first rug. Marcy shared her first rug in this feature, and it’s a knockout. If your rug is featured, you’ll receive your choice of a free half-yard of linen or our recycled cotton rug hooking bag, so what are you waiting for? Email me!


This was a fun project for me this month. I have hooked this design a number of times before, and I always try to do something different every time. For the background, I spun up small amounts of leftover carded wool into a variegated strand. Rather than plying that to itself (and to make it go further) I plied it to a green/blue wool/mohair blend. That gave the rug a bit of shimmer, made it look “lively.” I had enough of all of the yarn leftover to put it into a kit, so if you’d like to give it a try yourself, you can find it here. (Just scroll down the page, you’ll find it on the right)

July is going to be mighty busy for this little hooker:

There’s still a few spots available in my Beginning Rug Hooking Class July 7, 9:00-noon at the Black Sheep Gathering in Albany, OR. Students will learn the craft while making these four Jacob Sheep ornaments.  Click here for more info.

I’ll also be in my booth all weekend, July 5-7, so if you can’t make it to the class, stop by and say hi!

Then the following weekend, I’ll have a booth at the Wedgewood Art Festival in Seattle, WA.

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Then I’ll be trekking out to Prairie City, OR, for the fiber festival there July 27-28.

And if the creek don’t rise, I’ll see you next month, same bat-time, same bat-channel!

Happy Hooking everyone!

Judy Taylor



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