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Challenges and surprises in hooking (heehee)

Every Christmas, the (rug) hookers I hang out with have a themed gift exchange. As we are about to break group for the summer, we have discussion (that would be the polite term!) about what to do this year. This past year we submitted a word that resonated to each of us, then there was Read the rest

Hand Hooked chenille rug by Zola Dore

This fun rug was hooked with acrylic chenille yarn on burlap to withstand  the wear and tear of an 11 year-old’s bedroom, and to be soft and warm on her feet when she got out of bed every day! If you are interested in getting a custom one done for your child, cost is approximately Read the rest

“Welcome Roses” by Zola Dore

Hand hooked rug adapted from an antique backing originally purchased from Eaton’s cataloge circa 1920-30’s. Using new and recycled wools, flowers done in #3 cut, background in #8. Not for sale

Vintage French look Medallion and stars

This gorgeous 92″ x 92″ (XL Queen or King) Quilt by Michele Dore’ looks as though it came from a French vintage market!          Machine quilted $400

Wool Applique Pillows by Michele Dore

Get Folked! These pillows bring folk design and upcycled materials into the now.        Each pillow case is unique in combination of vintage buttons, fibres both new and recycled, and backing fabrics. Applique is whipstitched with strong 50/50 wool/acrylic thread to withstand everyday use and cleaning. Fit a 20×20 inch pillow form (not Read the rest

Fibre art flower pins and hair clips

Bring on Spring with these whimsical hooked flower pins. Attach to a coat, hat or purse to brighten your day. Made from wool fabrics and roving on a felt covered burlap backing.    

Vintage Linen Pillow Case by Michele Dore

Vintage Linen Pillow Case This upcycled vintage linen fabric made contemporary by the addition of a fresh colour piping.   With a keen eye for attention to detail, Michele Dore’ finishes the back with a custom covered button and flap in the same vintage linen on complementary cotton fabric. 18″x 18″ (slip only, form not Read the rest