Remember how I wrote the other day that my hands have been bothering me and I haven't been able to knit? I've come to another realization. I'm going to have to give up rug hooking. I've enjoyed making primitive rugs but because of the way I pull the wool strips up from underneath the rug pattern, I just don't see that being easy for me to do, ever again.
I have a lot of rug hooking supplies to part with: Puritan Frame & hand-crafted stand, a Buttler frame, Townsend wool cutter with several blades/carrying case/custom designed box for cutting, several patterns, and several patterns with the hand-dyed wool already picked out. I don't know how to sell all of this. If you can think of a way, preferably not Ebay, I would appreciate hearing from you. I'd rather not ship due to the size and weight of most everything.
I started primitive rug hooking over 12 years ago. I loved picking out a pattern, mostly Kris Miller's Spruce Ridge Studios adaptations, and just the right hand-dyed wool. Cutting the wool into lovely piles of 8-cut strips and smelling the wool fumes! I enjoyed the hook-ins and workshops and learning from others when I organized a small group that met for a while at the coffee shop.
But I have to let go of that hobby. My thumbs ache just thinking about hooking........