The Red Stick Rug Hookers are in town for their 4th Annual Hooking Convention. Mayor Lee Posey made sure to stop by to welcome the ladies to Natchitoches. They booked the Church St. Inn and they’re hooking and stripping everywhere.
Today, Feb. 12, from 2-6 pm the public is invited to a showcase at the Church St. Inn featuring the amazing work these ladies have produced over the years and to shine light on the projects they’re currently working on.
The terms “strippers” and “hookers” refers to the tools of the trade. A cutter strips the wool and the women have a hook to pull the strips through their background fabric. They make beautiful hand-hooked rugs of all types with floral, geometric, whimsical, patriotic, holiday and animal designs. Some “hookers” design their own rug patterns while others purchase patterns from designers.