What a fun day! I attended a Black Swamp Spinners Guild event today. We learned how to Rug Hook from Jan Ryan - from Ryan's Edgy Art - awesome class. We each got a kit that included our pattern on a piece of linen burlap, an embroidery hoop, a rug hooking hook and handdyed, hand spun yarns in about 5 varieties - all were handspun and dyed by Jan. My kit had several shades of pink/plum, then a cable plyed yarn - that had one ply varigated and one green and then a piece of handdyed wool fabric.
Jan gave us some history, then showed us how to use the hook, gave some pointers and off we went hooking!
I tried to learn this by myself a few years ago - I wanted to use my handspun yarn - but everyone I asked and all my research showed using just the wool fabric - but in Jan's class we used handspun yarn - just what I was looking for. I was even able to incorporate some of my yarn in the center of a flower - my summer confetti yarn, which is Montgomery's fleece with orange and pink threads and angelina. It looks cool.
I will post some pictures later in the week.