Bird In The Hand Primitives

Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items
By: Robin Leuschen

" Who you are is God's gift to you........ What you do, is your gift to God !"

Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm so excited...I am teaching my oldest daughter to rug hook...



I have been asking for awhile now, if my daughters wanted me to teach them how to do some of the crafty things I've been doing...The response is usally the same.." I can't do that "....well how will you know if you don't try ???
Yesterday, sitting here in my craft room, my oldest daughter said she thinks she needs a hobby or something to do that doesn't involve going out anywhere ( with a 1 year old it's a little difficult)...I once again asked if she wanted to learn how to do  some type of needle craft or whatever, and she said yes !!!
She took to it, like a duckling in water !! Wow, she was really enjoying herself...I tried to show her some of the things I've learned about spacing and the height of the loops , etc....
I wanted her to not be afraid to " reverse hook " when needed and try to just relax and enjoy getting comfortable with the process and mechanics of holding the hook and grabbing the wool ....
I zig zagged the edges of a scrap piece of linen and stuck it on my small hoop and just let her do a square and fill in with any wool strips she grabs...She learned the difference in wools and thinner and thicker pieces..
I was so happy with her success...i told her she needed to make her loops a little higher, but other than that just keep practicing..
By the time she had to leave, she begged for wool strips and another project for me to draw on another small piece of linen for her to try once she gets the hang of the circles...

so, I let her gather her worms and had a spare hook and small sharp scissors for her,


 I drew up a simple bird design from my older summer doodle booklet and she left a happy new little hooker....lol

She is chomping at the bit to pick her hook up once Keegan is down for a nap...Mommy wants to play too !!!....lol

Working on a new punch piece and pattern....I might make 2 posts today, and show you later...
have a blessed and constructive, creative Monday,
Robin

14 comments:

Orange Sink said...

Robin,
That warms my heart that you are teaching your daughter to rug hook! I can see she is a natural and I know where she gets the talent from!
Through your efforts rug hooking won't become a lost craft! Can't wait to see more of her progress and what Grandma is working on!!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Theresa said...

I wish I could sit in on your lessons...LOL....I've been wanting to rug hook for some time now.

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

How fun! My son never wanted to craft with me, even when he was smaller. Hopefully (someday in the not so near future!) he will marry a crafty girl. :)

TeresaM said...

WOW!!!! She is doing great!!!! Can't wait to see a finished project! She can help fill the booth at Presque Isle!!!

jody said...

it is so fun for us to have our daughters come around!! my daughter is a wonderful scrap booker and surprised me by finishing her 1st quilt top! she seems to be interested in hooking too!! congrats! always fun to pass on a tradition! enjoy your evening

WoolenSails said...

That is wonderful that you can teach your daughter and hook together. My kids never got into crafts, maybe someday when they have kids of their own.

Debbie

susiedele said...

How sweet of you to pass on your knowledge to your girl. It looks like she's a natural. Wish I was there to soak up some of your skills.
...Susie

janet said...

How nice that your daughter wants to learn how to do this like (with) you..I like the pattern you did for her..Have a great day..

Prims By The Water said...

So glad your daughter is going to take after you! Mine wants nothing to do with crafts. Take care, Janice

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

How fun!! I love crafting with my mom!! Now so many projects and ideas you can do together!!

thesimplequiet said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your daughters bird finish, Robin! Hooray for another hooker!

Rebecca

Raymond Homestead said...

Oh I envy your daughter! She has a fabulous teacher!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Awesome Robin! Nothing like passing on something to our children. She will always remember it, and I hope it's something you both can do together for a long time :)

Ginny said...

There's nothing like passing down the knowledge of handcrafts to the next generation. I have been able to do that with both my girls. One doesn't do anything with that knowledge right now, but the other excels at most of what I have taught her and has taught herself other skills such as tatting.