My second try at this rug hooking thing went a little smoother than the first time around. I am starting to figure out how to make the hook do what I want to do but I was still starting on the outside and working inwards which is a big no-no if you want the center to work out right.
It becomes harder and harder to pull the wool through as the material grows tighter and tighter.
What I have also learned is that I need a new type of hook and the good ones aren't cheap. I am looking at about $40 for one that will make this whole thing even easier by making a bigger hole so I don't have to do so much pulling and tugging to get the fuzzy wool through the narrow holes in the stiff burlap.
You really think I would have given this all up as folly by now but playing with all those brilliant colors of fuzzy wool fabric is just too much fun.
I also keep reminding myself that $40 for a hook is nothing compared to the thousands of dollars in tools I have to make my own yarn. NONE of this stuff is cheap.