You really don’t have to be a genius to make this bag that fulfills the desire to recycle and to create. The design for the “Jeanius” bag by Wendie Scott Davis is fast and easy and would be a good starter project for anyone who wants to try rug hooking but is hesitant to take on a full-sized rug.
“This bag won’t take 100 hours,” says Wendie. In comparison to the time it might take to create a rug, Wendie says, “You can do this project from start to finish in a couple evenings!”
Wendie says it can be jazzed up with a fun fabric for the lining and you can also try different fibres, such as pantyhose, to change the look. It’s a great way to use up scraps left over from other projects or dye attempts that “didn’t quite come out the right colour”.
“If I have a big project on the go, I’ll make one of these bags for a break and it gives me a feeling of accomplishment,” Wendie comments.
Despite coming to the hooking craft less than six years ago, Wendie’s Toronto home and vacation cottage contain a large body of work created in that short time. She says she is “young” in “hooking years”, but that hasn’t stopped her from embracing the craft and taking it into the art arena. She likes hooking portraits because it is like “painting with wool”. In addition, she doesn’t stop at rugs and wall hangings; she will put her hook to anything, including bags and belt buckles.
Read more in our Summer 2009 issue.
Designed by Wendie Scott Davis
The Rugged Moose
113 Brooke Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5M 2K3