Reader's Gallery: Eloise Mohrman is featured as her daughter takes a closer look at her hooked rugs.
Shadows on the Mackenzie, designed by Rittermere and hooked by Elie Mohrman, 1998.
The first time my mother, Elie Mohrman, tried rug hooking was about 40 years ago in Wellington, Ohio. At that time, the closest teacher was a fine-cut artist, and my mom made the half-hour drive for lessons every month. She was well versed in needlepoint, crochet, knitting, embroidery, quilting, and other handwork, but she wanted to try rug hooking because her mother had hooked rugs.
My mother joined the local rug hooking guild, the Lorain County Hookcrafters, and continued learning styles and techniques, from geometric to her favorite—florals. She finally took the big step and became a McGown certified teacher in 1998. She continues to attend teachers' workshops and, at 77, she still enjoys learning and trying different facets of the craft.
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