All my adult life I have worked with children, teaching Sunday school, volunteering for Girl Scouts, 4-H or a doing a specialty class, and I have found it to be a joy. The photo above is a project I did for the Taft Public Library in Mendon, MA. This rug was designed by me. I also provided the wool and used a frame that could seat four. I held twice weekly hooking sessions for two months. I so enjoyed seeing and working with the youngest children after the Wednesday story hour. And I varied my time so I could catch the after school aged youth from the Middle and High schools. Most caught on after a quick lesson and the little ones loved “fishing” for “worms” under the backing. The two year olds needed the most help but returned each week to add a few more loops. This is the finished rug, which was raffled off to help raise funds for the new children’s room when the Library moves to it’s new location within the Town.
Pictured below are three hooked mats that were made several years ago by my daughters. The finished mats were entered into their local 4-H County Fair. The mats are designed by Patsy Becker, Hooked by Olivia, Emma, and Molly Gould. I use these mats all the time as Hot Pads during the holiday season and they have held up well to their continual use.
I love working with children and hope to find a ways to continue this enjoyable work