Thanks for signing up!

Carnival Ladies, Mermaids, and Fairies

Hooking whimsical creations with ribbons--colorful, creative, and appealing

By: Henriette Maier

Carnival in Venice. Designed and hooked by Henriette Maier, West LaHave, Nova Scotia, 2009.

It all started with a call for submissions for an exhibition in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The theme was "Just for Fun," and the goal was to use unusual materials for any particular craft.

The first thought that came to my mind was, "What unusual materials could I incorporate into rug hooking?" Machine and hand-spun yarn, fancy yarns, cut wool, cut fabric, panty hose, roving—what else could I possibly use? Maybe ribbons?

This article is from the September/October 2010 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.


Free tutorials, expert tips, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!


I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook Twitter
Sign In using Email and Password