Hooking a cushion cover

Adams-Blue-clupIt may no longer be as necessary as it once was, but recycling old clothes, offcuts and remnants can only be a positive way of limiting our modern, wasteful ways.

BV-beginningI have a box filled with remnants of my painted silk. Mostly small pieces too small to be individually sewn into anything useful, but large enough to be cut into strips and hooked into hessian.

BV-doneNaturally, most of the weight of the silk I use when painting is too fragile to hooked into a rag rug, but it is definitely sturdy enough to be made into a cushion cover.

Hook-group.jpgI have combined the painted silk scraps with dyed wool, old dyed cotton t-shirts, remnants of velvet and strips of various mixed fibre textile oddments all found in my rag bag.Working-photoThe finished cover kind of resembles my original photograph that I used as the basis for the design.


Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

18 thoughts on “Hooking a cushion cover”

    1. It definitely helps me to work up my photos first. The covers take a longish time to hook so don’t want to find I am working on something that doesn’t feel right.

      1. Interesting you should say that as when I did a couple of weekends at the Christmas Craft Fair a number of people asked if they could touch my hooked work. Surprisingly, the covers are actually quite firm.

  1. Well, we can’t go on living this wastefully for ever, and one day, I predict, hooking will be back – though most of us won’t produce such pleasing results from our rag bags

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