Custom Latch Hook Rugs As Art

Custom Latch Hook Rugs As Art

Gregory Han
Jul 14, 2008

LA's trial blogger Sabrina starts off this week with a DIY custom hook rug project:

Parking. Breadsticks with your pizza. Trial sized shampoo. Few things in life are free.

That's why when our friend Scott (husband of famous designer Kim Myles ) told us that he got the design for his custom-made latch hook rug for free, we were skeptical...

After checking out Leftsource.com , we discovered that you can take any picture and turn it into a color-coded latch hook map, from which you can create your own Man-O-Lisa masterpiece.

We think humor in design is always a good thing. And we think this is an amazingly creative solution for art on a large wall and probably way cooler than that black and white poster of that French couple kissing that you've had since college.

Here's how it works: choose your "resolution" (number of yarns/inch), pick the rug size, select the number of colors you wish to use, send your image, and presto…the free service creates a grid directly corresponding to each square of your canvas with a color key that you can print it out at home. There's no software to install. The only things not included are the sweat equity and the supplies (which you can purchase online or at any arts & crafts store.)

We think you'll love it. And it's certainly better than a free bowl of soup with your new hat.

-Sabrina

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