For the last three years Lies has been working on a story rug she calls, 'Windows of my life' and which depicts times in her life that have special meaning for her. It is about 900mm x 1500mm and also hooked in wool. Lies dyes all her own wool for her rugs. Suffering a lot from arthritis she only allows herself short stretches of hooking at the time. I suggested that rather using a pencil hook, she might find it kinder to her hands if she used a Les Ritchie bent hook and rather than holding it like a pencil she palm the ball handle which is a lot more comfortable. The time soon went, and upon saying goodbye promised her that I would do a writeup of my visit with her on the Victorian Rugmakers Blog.
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