Natalie Rowe's Profile
I'm an artist, graphic designer and illustrator who loves to work with fibre. I began hooking rugs after moving to beautiful Nova Scotia. Soon after, I began designing my own rug patterns. Using my design skills and taking inspiration from the world around me, I make rugs that usually end up as wall-hangings.
To me, rug-hooking is like painting with wool. I enjoy dyeing my own wool, which is not only a lot of fun but gives me greater control over the colours in my projects. I hook with new and recycled materials. Many an old wool skirt has worked its way into my rugs, as has a coat that formerly warmed my husband!
I particularly enjoy using type in my rug designs (all those typography classes are paying off), and writing verse to include in the borders of my rugs. Animals are my absolute favourite subject matter…
- Joined May 22, 2008