Thursday, April 23: During the unpacking process I found several skeins of the green black yarn. It has been out of stock for months.

What are you looking for in a rug hooking website?

rug hooked flowers from Village of Pemberville by Cindi GayIt’s that time of year for me – when I take a close look at my website, clean some things up and add content. This website has been running for over 10 years. I written a lot of posts that can be difficult to find. I’ll be working to clear that up.

What have you searched for but could not find, not just on this site but on the web? Leave a comment below.

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Acadian Rug Hooking Frame

A friend and past student of mine, Cindy Goolsby of Louisiana, is making the Acadian Rug Hooking Frames. I’ve had a lot of emails recently asking where to get them, so Cindy sent me some information. Click on the photo for complete details on each of the frames including pricing and how to contact her.

The Acadian rug hooking floor stand and frame

The Acadian rug hooking floor stand and frame

The Acadian rug hooking sit-on frame

The Acadian rug hooking sit-on frame

Leave a comment below if you’ve used one of these frames. I have not used this frame. I am posting this information because so many visitors have asked about it and Cindy does not have her own website. I use a Puritan frame on my collapsible floor frame. Whatever frame you use, I highly recommend a stand of some sort. The contortions your body goes through to hold a frame on your lap will limit the amount of time you can comfortably hook each day.

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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 … [Continue reading]

Why all my footstool designs have lower borders

How to rug hook a footstool

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

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

Annes-Scrolls

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]