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Online rug hooking camp, internet lessons and tutorials

Hooking with a group is the best, but what happens when you don’t have a group nearby or cannot take the time to travel? I have the solution. Join me Tuesdays, live at 10am eastern at rugcamp.com.

I am hosting a LIVE hook-in. Join me here. Tuesdays at 10:00 am eastern.

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rughooking pictorial Village of Pemberville by Cindi Gay

What is rug hooking?

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. It is much more than just a rag rug.

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.

How to rug hook:

    1. Stick your hook into the backing
    2. Pull up one end. Make it about 1/2″-3/4″ long.
    3. Stick the hook in again. You will NOT hook in every hole.
    4. Pull up a loop
    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your rug is complete

This is a simplification of the technique but at its core rug hooking really is simple. You can learn the technique in 5 minutes and then spend the rest of your life learning all the finer points. I’ve been hooking for over 15 years and I’m still learning something new.


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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