cindi gay My new rug hooking studio is open by appointment. Give me a call if you are traveling in Ohio on I-75 or Route 6. You are just minutes away.

The new rug hooking studio is ready!

rug hooking studio

Well, almost. It will still be rough around the edges but I want to have a dry run before classes start.

Please join me for a day of rug hooking or just stop by for a few minutes. I’d love to see you!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Starts at 9am and will go until 3pm. We will break for lunch at 11:30 until 12:30 or 1pm. I’m not sure how long it will take for lunch. We will drive the 7 miles to Pemberville and eat at our usual place, Janelle’s Diner, so if you are joining us during the lunch hour you will find us there: 135 West Front Street, Pemberville, OH 43450
(419) 287-7043.

My new address is 6988 Linwood Rd., Pemberville, OH. I am a few miles east of the intersection of route 6 and I-75.

The phone number is the same as before in case you need help along the way, 419-287-3884.

Directions: Google 6988 Linwood Rd., Pemberville, OH. Click on the map, click on Directions, enter your address or use your GPS.

Please call me if you have any questions or would like verbal directions from your location. I hope you can make it.

Reminder: classes start February 13, 2015.


Why all my footstool designs have lower borders

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

Do I hook the area at the outside edge of the footstool pattern or is that where it turns under?

I’ve been asked that question more than once so here is an in-depth answer. [Continue reading]


Rug Hooking Gift Certificates


Stuck on what to get your best friend who loves rug hooking for Christmas?  Why not let her* choose?  A gift certificate is a great way to go.  My gift certificates can be used on anything I carry in my studio or any of the services I provide … [Continue reading]

Day 2491 Room sized hooked rug in the new house

Room sized hooked rug, hooked and designed by Cindi Gay

Yes, Day 2491. Completing a room sized hooked rug is a huge undertaking and I haven't hooked on this rug in years. My teaching schedule became very heavy and my personal hooking suffered. I decided to cut back on my teaching schedule to make life … [Continue reading]

How much yarn do I need to whip my hooked rug?

March 2014 update: The calculator has been fixed. If it ever stops working again, please let me know. In case you are curious, here's how to do the calculations yourself: Width + Width + Length + Length = Perimeter inches Perimeter inches … [Continue reading]

Rug Hooking Rules: What you MUST do

rug hooking logo with color

Ready for some rug hooking rules? Just one: Do what you think is right. It really is just that simple. This is an art form. Does the painter get criticized about how the brush is held? Do people turn the work over to check the back? NO! Give … [Continue reading]

Sunflower Garden Footstool Rug Hooking Pattern

Sunflower Garden footstool rug hooking pattern

This pattern is the most detailed of the sunflower footstool patterns. Use a small cut and bring out the details or stay with #6 - #8 and simply fill in the shapes with wonderful textures. This is a pattern you can adapt to your … [Continue reading]

Full color plan for Annie’s Scroll Stair riser


Background 1/2 yard Scraps for the flower 2 pieces for the scroll outline 3 pieces to fill the scroll scraps of white for the Queen Anne's Lace … [Continue reading]

Price increases announced for Beeline Art Tool (Townsend Rug Hooking Cutter)


I received this email. Looks like the prices are going up. If you are planning to buy a Beeline Art Tool, formally known as a Townsend Rug Hooking Cutter, you may want to move up your plans. You have until Jan 13, 2014 Hello Fiber Arts … [Continue reading]

November 2013 hook-in at Holland, MI

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I received information for a hook-in at Holland, MI. The link below is a PDF with the necessary registration information. It is the 2nd annual event. I did not go last year. Did you? Leave a comment and tell us about it. Click here to … [Continue reading]