When I came off the road, in 1971. married 6 months, we started with nothing. We were given an old recliner and couch bed and went to adult ed classes to learn uphostery. (I also took a photography class as my aunt had given me her 35mm camera with 3 lenses.)
We needed something for the walls and I wanted tactile things that were deep and colorful. So we decided to make the things for our new home.
To that point
I did 2 latch hook rugs, both quite large and it was very enjoyable and relaxing . they have both wool and acrylic yarns precut to length. It's a simple process, you can get a pattern and choose your own yarn colors or get a kit where everything is included.
I like to choose my own colors,
You really can't screw up the process.
here's a video clip to show you how simple it is.
take some of that smoking money saved and enjoy yourselves. Make holiday gifts that give all year long.
If you are going to walk on the rug, use acrylic yarn. A wall hanging like below, wool.
This is the largest rug I hooked. It hangs above my bed now in a pecky cedar frame. It is 5 feet wide and took me 200 hours.
Use your imagination!