Rug Hooking Supplies

rughooking pictorial Village of Pemberville by Cindi Gay

What is rug hooking?

It is much more than just a rag rug.  Rug hooking is the technique of taking strips of wool and pulling them through a woven base, creating a beautiful pattern.  Wool is a fiber that does not absorb moisture and stays clean naturally.

Rug hooking is one of America’s oldest folk arts and is a very easy concept to learn.  Although easy, most rug hookers are continually learning new concepts and techniques.  I can teach anyone to rug hook.  All it takes is a hook, backing, some scraps of wool and the willingness to try.

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Popular Rug Hooking articles

Rug Hooked footstool: Annie's Flower Power Footstool - Square

Footstool Construction

This is a series of posts that outline how to build and finish your hooked footstool.

Whip finish on a hooked rug

My Favorite Finishing Technique

The best hooked rug finish is the finish you will do. This is a good sturdy edge and is easy enough for beginners.

Jackson on my room sized rug, center complete

Follow the Progress of my Room Sized Rug

I’ve had a lot of family stuff going on the last several years so progress has stalled. I’ll post more as I get back to hooking.

rug hooking whipping yarn

How much yarn will you need?

Whipping a rug takes a long time. Ripping it out because you run out of yarn and have to start over with something else is a nightmare. Run the numbers before you begin.

rug hooked face

How to rug hook a face

I break down the steps of hooking a face with just three textured wools.

rug hooking patterns by Cindi Gay

Rug Hooking Patterns

Shop for rug hooking patterns for rugs, stair risers and footstools. You can find wool and other supplies in the shop.

how to penny dye wool rug hooking wool

How to penny dye wool

Rug hookers are always looking for a wool that is a bit duller or darker. The easiest way is to penny die it!

Cindi Gay, rug hooking artist and teacher

Cindi Gay rug hooking with Gladys the bulldog

This is a picture of me with Gladys, Sue Ellen Fox’s English bulldog. She was snuggling down into my bag of scraps – one of her favorite pastimes when rug hookers are around.

You can rug hook anything with this supply of wool

Wall of ready to hook rug hooking wool. This is only one wall of the studio. I probably have just what you need!

After teaching on the road since 2004, I am taking  a full year off from traveling.  I am still teaching at home.  Set up a class at the new studio or just stop by to shop for that perfect wool for your new project.

I live in farm country south of the Ohio Turnpike and east of I-75 in Northwest Ohio. Call to make an appointment to stop by if you are traveling in the area.  Use your GPS to get to 6988 Linwood Rd., Pemberville, OH or call for directions from your area.

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