Wooly Woolens

Wooly Woolens

Located in Historic Independence, Missouri


About 10 years ago I walked into Liberty Quilt Shop and saw something on the wall I dearly loved and had no idea what it was…I just knew it was wonderful.

After inquiring about the project I found out it was a hooked rug. I really don’t remember ever seeing one before that day. I think any of us who are rug hookers can say we truly became “hooked” at one time or another.

I had taken many penny rug classes from Lynn Hosford and knew I was addicted to wool from the start, but making loops and creating a wool rug was all new to me. I took my first class with Emma Lou Lais and would have to say she has been the main influence in my learning to hook and color planning. I am grateful to her for the inspiration and instruction she gave me in dying wool. I love to put the dye pots on to create a new color, or age an existing color for use in my rugs.

I really never intended to teach. However, upon the encouragement of my husband Jim I am where I am.

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