In 2001, Katie Hartner established A Nimble Thimble as a brick and mortar quilt shop, open 6 days a week from 10am-5pm CST. Immediately, we included rug hooking supplies, and have grown to over 5,000 bolts of quilting cotton, a bustling authorized BERNINA dealership and in 2014, we were honored to add Barbara Carroll’s Woolley Fox-Primitive Rug Hooking Patterns.
With hundreds of wools to choose from including overdyed and specialty wools, primitive rug hookers can select from over 500 Woolley Fox patterns and a vast array of hooking supplies, including other designers.
Polly Minick’s designs were added to Woolley Fox in January 2016 expanding the primitive offerings. We host several hooking retreats in Tyler, TX each year bringing together rug hookers from multiple states to share their love of hooking. All Woolley Fox patterns can be viewed and purchased at www.woolleyfox.com, with new patterns added each year. You can follow along on Facebook or on Instagram.
Katie has been teaching rug hooking over 10 years. She has been Director of the Woolley Fox Rug Camp in Ligonier, Pennsylvania for the past two years and previously co-directed the Star of Texas Camp for seven years. You can contact her at (903) 581-4926 or through the websites.
She has received numerous awards for rug hooking including:
* Commercial Design Winner — "Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs" by RHM (2006)
* People's Choice Primitive Award — Sauder Village (2007)
* Judge for "Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs" (2013)
* Judge, Creative Arts, Texas State Fair (2014)