Monday, February 24, 2020

Antigodlin Style Hooking ~



Several readers have inquired as to what is meant by antigodlin.  It is a style of hooking.  Also called higgledy piggledy, higgly piggly and I'm sure there are other names, too.  To me, it is messy.  You hook every which way, constantly turning the frame (unless you are one of those hookers who can hook in any direction).  It does produce a wonderful look.  I just find it hard to hook and for me it is more time consuming.


The back of your hooking is rather lumpy.  I'm not sure how it would wear in a high traffic area over the years.  


The gardens are coming to life here in northern Ohio.  Snowdrops and winter aconite have been up for weeks.  I spy hyacinth peeking from the soil and even saw my first daffodil bulb yesterday.  I just hope we don't have a hard freeze because the daffodils buds will not survive.



Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

9 comments:

acorn hollow said...

that is my general style of hooking if I do not have to do directional for a certain reason. such as water etc. We have been very warm the last couple of days but we still have at least 8 inches of snow on the ground and a storm coming in for Wed into Thur.
Cathy

Margaret said...

I don't know that I've ever seen that style of rug hooking before. Fascinating! The rug is gorgeous! Sigh. Hope you don't get too much snow!

Farm Girl said...

Your flowers are lovely. I have my bulbs up too. I do like seeing different kinds of hooking. I think I do that too much. I need to be more uniform in my hooking. Have a great week.

Saundra said...

Funny, but that is probably what my newbie hooking looked like. Tried to force myself to do it years later and don't wish to go back.

Prims By The Water said...

I dont think I could hook like that. More power to you for doing it. janice

marly said...

Well that explains it.

Leonora said...

I've never heard it called antigodlin, a new term for me! Our group has discussed that technique many a time. Most of our hookers don't care for it and it is challenging to do but, in the right design, it's the perfect technique. I think of Deanne Fitzpatrick's rugs when I hear higgeldy piggeldy or painterly style.

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TheCrankyCrow said...

I love hyacinth and snowdrops...but, good grief...really?? Spring flowers already??? We had a brief period of mild temps (in the upper 30's low 40's), but it didn't make much of a dent in the many, many, inches of snow on the ground. In fact, all the snowmobile trails are still open and we are now back to single digits. Gotta love Nod...or not.