For Christmas at fourteen years old we gave Naomi a latch hook rug to make. I bought the wool and mesh at Grace Brothers, or what now is Myers, 36 years ago on sale and didn’t like any of the designs as they were small. I thought I’d buy a descent size, not knowing how time consuming it would be. Naomi did the edge of beige and then gave up. I did the rest in bits and pieces, as it measured approximately one and a half metres long and one metre wide. It was a mammoth job. It took 22,800 pieces of wool, and to use one group of 320 pieces of pre-cut wool took about two and a half hours. As Naomi’s 50th birthday was coming up I thought I would finish it. I latch hooked all day and half the night for many, many days and got it done a week after her birthday. Wow. By Bev S.
I remember sitting in the loungeroom latch-hooking for many hours doing that edge that I completed at fourteen. I put it away always intending to get back to that rug one day, but I’m glad mum finished it for me. It looks great and I love it. Naomi.