Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Have You Seen Tomte?

Have you seen Tomte?  Well, I'll tell you where he is...he has appeared in the current issue (November/December 2013) issue of Rug Hooking Magazine!

Tomte the Elf (c) 2012 Kris Miller/Spruce Ridge Studios

A tomte (Swedish) or a tonttu (Finnish) is a mythical small elf-like man.  He was in charge of protecting a farmer's house and barn and often did his work at night when everyone was asleep.  A tomte traditionally wears a red cap and has a white beard.
I loved hooking my little Tomte!  He's a great little design to keep out all winter long (not just at Christmas). And best of all, you can hook him too...he's a free pattern in Rug Hooking Magazine!  If you don't want to draw out the pattern yourself or if you want to order a wool kit using the same wool like I did,  you can order either one of them through Rug Hooking Magazine for a limited time:


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

he is adorable!!!!!!

acorn hollow said...

I got my magazine and said right away I will hook him.

Kim said...

I just got my magazine a few days ago and immediately fell in love with him.