Are you struggling while rug hooking pictorial rugs? This book can help. Some of you picked up the book when it was available for the first time at Sauder Village in August 2015. Many of you found it on the website, but I’ve never announced that it was available … until now. The book more […]
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Fold Forward FinishMarch 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 divided […]
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 yourself permission to be a little “wrong.” […]
A value finder or greyscale photo can help guide you in choosing your rug hooking wool. There’s even an app for the iPad!
Rug hook a sunset or sunrise sky and water using simple techniques and the right wool.
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Sunset or sunriseI received a call from Rhonda Smith about dyeing wool for a sunset sky. An image popped in my mind. I asked her to mail me the photo she had in mind (colors do not always translate well in emails because everyone’s monitor […]
A simple and elegant oak leaf and acorn rug hooking pattern. This post includes instructions on how to hook it.
I’ve decided to eliminate the zig zag stitching when I finish a hand hooked rug. This will make my rug hooking finishing process so much more enjoyable – and quicker!
Information on how to dye your rug hooking wool in the colors for fall 2012 based on Pantone’s latest forecast.
Rug hooking the background is easy if you start early and break the area into shapes. Find out how.