CONTEMPORARY RUG HOOKING DESIGNS AND SUPPLIES
WHO ARE WE
Loop by Loop Studio was founded by Hayley Perry in 2013. Hayley grew up surrounded by rug hooking, thanks to her mother Sharon and aunt Deanne, but did not begin making her own rugs and designs until many years later. Hayley holds her education in Fine Arts and after getting her graduate degree in painting in 2011, she started dyeing and selling fabric online, hooking rugs, and making kits, which has blossomed into her full time career.
One of Hayley's goals is to help rug hooking reach a broader audience because she understands the benefits of slowing down in this whirly world. She believes that valuable lessons lay within this kind of handiwork and encourages anyone who needs a moment of reflection to try out this easy and relaxing craft.
WHY I HOOK RUGS
I gravitate towards rug hooking because it allows me to blend traditional craft techniques with contemporary themes. The ability to make images with the loops makes me feel like I am "painting with wool," which speaks to my love of painting and drawing. The tactile process of thrumming the wool strips through my fingers is comforting and the repetition or pulling loops is meditating and cathartic.
I absolutely love the primitive style of rug hooking - the images are simplified and graphic and focus on color and texture. I tend to make "punchy" designs with a lot of contrast which are the kinds of images make my mind excited and happy, and that is what matters the most, after all.