Those of you who are already overdyeing your wool for rug hooking can just skip this post if you like.
I have been getting so many emails from new rug hookers who want to use the recycled wool they’ve collected from thrift shops but the colors aren’t quite right, and emails from rug hookers who have not tried overdyeing and are not sure how to go about it. Intimidation seems to be a factor that holds them back from getting started – it seems complicated and they don’t want to ruin their wool. I totally understand – I remember being afraid to try overdyeing, too, so I started collecting wool from Goodwill to recycled for my rugs, but when I pulled it out, the colors were wrong or didn’t go well together.
So to that end, I decided to create a webinar of sorts that explains a whole lot about the process and walks you through it step-by-step. It’s a Power Point presentation with audio, which lasts about a half hour. Believe me, it took a whole lot longer than that to create it — it seems old dogs really can learn new tricks!
I am offering it here first to my blog readers. My long-term plan is to add different modules and create a series of How-To presentations that will be helpful to new rug hookers, or to those who want to expand beyond what they are currently doing. At this point, I sure could use some feedback. So if you would be so kind, have a look and leave a comment to let me know what you think. That feedback will give me a direction for producing the next module (or not.) I hope you enjoy it and I hope you find it useful.
Here goes . . .