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The Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild has many talented members. One of our talented members is Julie Van Wey. Julie has been hooking for 16 years with Madonna Shelly (another of our talented members) being her first teacher.

As many of you know, Julie designs many of her own patterns and she has been kind enough to share some of those patterns with the Guild members.

When hooking a pattern, Julie uses anywhere from a size 2 to 6 cut of wool She attends camps and hook-ins. While she couldn't choose a favorite teacher she always loves taking classes with Gail Dufresne. Julie says the hooking community is very supportive and keeps you motivated. Her advice to fellow hookers is just have fun and go with your instinct.

Julie Van Wey

Julie shares her process of framing the rug and displays it on the wall when finished.

The Backstory BENGALS RUG

Julie's featured rug is a recent, timely project that is truly a labor of love. Julie designed and hooked this 38.5" x 27.5" rug for her husband, Rock for Valentine's Day in honor of his favorite football team, The Cincinnati Bengals. 33 years ago Rock and Julie went to a Bengals playoff game.. This was the last time the Bengals played in the SuperBowl until this time. The Bengals will face off against the LA Rams in the SuperBowl tomorrow. Julie predicts a win by one touchdown. By the time you will likely see this we'll know how good her prediction is. 

The tiger logo is Julie's favorite, she hooked her design in 3, 4, and 5 cuts of wool. To keep the background from boring her tears, she incorporated the words "touchdown, pass, punt, field goal". She worked on this rug on and off for 16 months. 

The Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild has many talented members. One of our talented members is Julie Van Wey. Julie has been hooking for 16 years with Madonna Shelly (another of our talented members) being her first teacher.

As many of you know, Julie designs many of her own patterns and she has been kind enough to share some of those patterns with the Guild members.

When hooking a pattern, Julie uses anywhere from a size 2 to 6 cut of wool She attends camps and hook-ins. While she couldn't choose a favorite teacher she always loves taking classes with Gail Dufresne. Julie says the hooking community is very supportive and keeps you motivated. Her advice to fellow hookers is just have fun and go with your instinct.