Are you a wool hoarder? If you’re honest about it, you’ll most likely say, “Yes”.
There is something seductive about the feel, smell and color of beautiful wool. Some rug hookers buy just what is needed for the current project, some buy wool for a future project, and others (the majority, I’d venture to say) just buy wool!
I recently bought Bea Brock’s book, Scrappy Hooked Rugs – Making the Most of the Wool in Your Stash, published by Rug Hooking Magazine. Bea’s book is filled with gorgeous rugs designed to help us use up scraps of wool and those noodles that seem to keep on multiplying.
I’ve looked ahead to what’s in store for me as I read this book, but to be honest I haven’t gotten past Chapter One, “What’s in Your Wool Closet?” Bea goes into great detail on how to organize one’s wool stash by color. Her ideas are excellent for those of us who are not quite that organized.
With my new rug hooking studio nearing completion, I’m giving lots of thought to how I will store my wool. I have three big closets just waiting to be filled!
There’s a lot of beauty in Scrappy Hooked Rugs and I can’t wait to read the whole book!