Rug hooker’s Favorite Links
How to build and finish your rug hooked footstool
How to finish your rug using a whipped edge
How to use strip sorters *click on the tab on this page
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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. 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.
Make your own rug hooked footstoolI have several rug hooking footstool patterns available. I am posting complete instructions (videos are still being edited) on how to build your own using simple 2x4s, plywood and foam. There is a complete cutting diagram for the wood and the foam. I also have instructions on how to finish your hooking so you can complete your rug hooked footstool. Here are the list of instructions available so far:
- Footstool Construction Material List
- Footstool Feet - Where to Get Them
- Footstool Feet - Staining
- Build the Box
- Adding the foam
- Preparing the Backing
- Sewing up the Sides
- Upholstery and Finishing Touches
These instructions are still a rough draft. If you have any questions be sure to ask. I will be adding the videos and updates as I can. Be sure to visit again before you dig into your project so you have the latest information. A PDF with all the instructions in one place will be available for download once I have everything written up and finalized. It is not ready yet.
Get your rug hooking strips organized. Watch a video on how to use them.
If you find this site helpful:
Cindi Gay, rug hooking artist and teacher
I was rug hooking for about a month when I first discovered classes at Sauder Village. I was already in love with rug hooking and I was excited to take it to the next level. My fist teacher was Julie Marie Smith, she helped me gain the experience of rug hooking and take me to where I am today. One thing I’ve learned was how much impact a teacher or group can help improve a person’s rug hooking skills.
I live in Pemberville, OH near the Ohio Turnpike and I-75. Call to make an appointment to stop by if you are traveling in the area.
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.