Off Soundings Design is proud to offer one-of-a-kind hooked creations you won't find anywhere else. We combine the fine-hooking materials and techniques of previous generations with up-to-date versions of primitive and traditional designs to create distinctive and classic items for your home. Our studio is located in beautiful, historic Rhode Island and we are pleased to continue in the footsteps of our foremothers in bringing warmth, light and heart into homes everywhere.
Each of our original designs is drawn by hand, without templates, so each is unique. The color palettes vary from item to item as well. As we are fond of saying, like fingerprints, our designs can look similar but no two are ever identical.
We offer a number of finished hooked items and collections: pillows, draft stoppers, tea cozies, trivet surrounds, coasters, holiday mittens and stockings. Each one, as individual as its owner, is sure to become a favorite, to be passed on from generation to generation.
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Anyone who knows us, knows we love doing custom work! One of our favorite clients had a pair of wing chairs in her living room that needed a little blast of color but in a traditional way. We chose the palette based on the colors already in the room, as well as the colors she wanted to introduce down the road. The best design to introduce small shots of color in a pattern that was both time-honored but contemporary was this one of a series of hand-drawn concentric circles, like little bull's eyes, with a neutral taupe background that makes them pop.
It seems that not only was the client pleased but so was her cat, Alexander. Do you think he knows that the pattern is a traditional one called Cat's Paw?
WHAT A WONDERFUL FAIR!
Thanks to everyone who visited Hancock Shaker Village's Country Fair this year. We had a beautiful weekend: two days of perfect fall weather with zero precipitation (what a shock)! The Berkshires couldn't have been more gorgeous, the grounds were lovely, the artisans so talented, and the crowds were all quite pleased to meet a genuine 'hooker.' Hmm, wonder why?