One of a kind collection – Set of six hand hooked vintage style dresses
More of my hookings are at this link — https://sweetcottagecharm.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/primitive-rug-hooking/
It has been a while since I did any rug hooking, but now that I’ve started again I remember how much I enjoy practicing this lost folk art! These six pieces are likely the smallest miniature hookings ever created! Each dress is a mere 3 inches tall.
To start, I built my own lap frame, and then took very thin strips of wool and hooked them onto a Scottish burlap cloth base. Backs are finished with blanket-stitched felt.
I always use my own patterns which are drawn directly onto the burlap. These tiny vintage style dresses offer a unique display when hung directly on the wall with their tiny handcrafted wire hangers. The six look especially nice when grouped together inside a large wood frame.
These are currently listed in my Ebay auctions – see link at right.
Dresses in progress showing burlap base…