This is a question every textile artist learns to dread. The answer is so variable. What constitutes "making"?
So here's a picture of my rug between yesterday and today. Yesterday I hooked for about 3 hours and started-and-finished the upper left portion of the central figure (the zig-zaggy "steps"). Today I hooked for about 4 and a half hours and finished the "steps" on the right side of that figure, plus got one of the upper motifs done, and filled in more background.
And people wonder why a hand-hooked rug costs so much...
I do own a button that says "Slow Hooker."
Don't get me wrong, though, I loved every loop that I pulled. If I didn't totally love this, I wouldn't be doing it.
How do other artists handle this question at shows? I'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to add a comment. Thanks.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
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SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society
Skillful Meditation Project