Happy Holidays!

To continue the new tradition that Ania started last holiday season, this month’s blog post is dedicated to showcasing another beaded ornament that she made several years ago. This is part of Ania’s project to create a beaded ornament for each of her daughters first 25 years of life.

To accompany the ornament, Ania wrote a message about her rug hooking wishes for the new year: 

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Ania’s beaded Santa ornament.

We are about to enter a new year, and a new decade. This feels like a time to look back, with ‘2020’ vision, and to contemplate the paths we wish to take going forward. I have spent a lot of time pondering this, especially with respect to my rug hooking journey.

For years, my goal in rug hooking has been to try to find new, unique, and artistic approachs to espressing myself through my hooking projects; and I look forward to opportunities to share these discoveries and insights with others through workshops, presentations, hook-ins and this blog. Sometimes, I find it is quite challenging and time consuming to find the right inspiration for a paticular project. One of my hopes in writing this blog is that it provides some inspiration to my fellow rug hookers in their own projects!

I’m looking forward to new and exciting adventures in rug hooking in the years to come, and I’m excited to continue to meet and work with others in the rug hooking community. And, I look forward to helping, teaching, and working with you to explore your new directions in our journey, together.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Are there any topics you’d like to see covered on the blog in 2020? Let Ania know below, in the comment section! 


Seasons Greetings!

As an old year fades and a new year approaches, here is something a little bit different. This ornament was beaded by Ania several years ago, and is part of a project to create one ornament for every year that has passed since the birth of her two daughters. With two daughters in their twenties, that is a lot of ornaments.

Read on below for a holiday season message from Ania: 

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2018 has felt like it has flown by so quickly. In this year, I’ve done a lot of exploratory rug hooking projects and research. I really reached outside of my established rug hooking comfort zone. I’ve explored ways of expanding my artistic approaches in rug hooking. This process has involved bringing my science background and my various creative passions, like beading, into my rugs.

In 2019, I hope these experiences and experiments will become even more fruitful for myself and for others. I want to further use this research in my rug hooking teaching and workshops. I’m looking forward to where the new year takes us, individually and as a community of rug hookers.

Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all the best in the new year!

Is there anything you are interested in reading about on the blog in 2019? If there is, let Ania know in the comments below.