Victoria Hart Ingalls

Victoria brings thirty years of teaching and designing experience to the classroom.  Having hooked since 1976,

she is known for her attention to detail in fine shading and portraiture which she credits to her background in fine art. 

Victoria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University

of Missouri.  Additionally she has studied with internationally renowned portrait artist, Frank Szasz and well known rug hooking teacher and author Margaret Hunt Masters, whom Victoria considers her mentor.

Victoria's work has been included several times in Celebrations and she has written for both Rug Hooking Magazine and the McGown Newsletter.  She was honored that she and her students were featured in Jesse Turbayne's authoritative book, The Creative Hooker.

Victoria has enjoyed teaching at many rug schools around the country and weekly in her Independence, Missouri home. 

Small group workshops are available in Victoria's home through private arrangement.

For ordering and additional information contact Victoria Ingalls at:  816-833-1848 or email at ingallsrugs@sbcglobal.net


Tom Ingalls

Tom started making hooks in 1993.  He and Victoria were rummaging in a thrift store when she saw an old, very tarnished sterling silver handle with a design of a cherub holding a mirror.  She asked him what he thought it had been used for, and he said, “I don’t know what it was but I do know what I can make with it”.  Since then Tom has made hundreds of hooks.  Most of his hook handles are crafted from antique sterling silver and exotic woods.  Other materials used are brass, mother of pearl, antler, glass, cuff links, earrings, buttons, turquoise, and other unique elements. They are one of a kind  treasures made in collaboration with Tom and the client.  

The hook shafts are crafted from brass, iron or stainless steel in whatever length, shape or diameter that is needed for a particular cut of wool.

The examples shown are of hooks produced for clients in the past .

For ordering and additional information contact Tom Ingalls at:  816-833-1848 or email at ingallsrugs@sbcglobal.net