2020 - 2021 My First Rug

Hello! Welcome to my first ever latch hook rug film doc.

I began this at the start 2020 before the pandemic struck the world...little did I know it was going to be my entertainment for the next year or so along side other projects and teaching EFL.

The Final Rug by Miriam F Thomson-Altinors 2020 - 2021

The journey of the rug and how it all began....

A project I decided to do at the start of 2020 which happened to coincide with the time when the pandemic struck the world and a time when everything changed throughout the world. Suddenly the things we may have taken for granted like physical freedom, social interactions and gatherings were no longer possible. So many of us turned towards nature, photography and other creative resources as a way of therapy and maintaining well-being. From a very young age I have enjoyed getting creative and devising new projects.

I like to think of this as the unplanned images of nature from my mind & pre-planned images of pattern from my home in Turkey 2020. This latch-hook rug was inspired from my continued interest in using the method of latch-hooking to illustrate abstract images using wool from memory, nature, the subconscious mind, pattern and texture that surrounds me at home in Turkey……

I found the process very enjoyable and therapeutic. I would often either listen to instrumental music or watch Netflix at the same time whilst weaving away in the peaceful green nature surroundings of our neighbourhood in Bilecik, Turkey.

I gifted this particular textiles rug to my family as a special birthday gift for their significant birthdays in 2021.

Click here to view my website and the story of the latch-hook rug. 2020 - 2021