cindi gay Drywall is hung in the new rug hooking studio. Paint is scheduled for next week, then the floor. Should be done in just enough time before our deadline to move out of the old house.

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

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

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 […]

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Finishing a hooked rug – zig zag or not?

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This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

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!

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A simple way to hang your rug hooking on the wall

Another way to use a hooked stair riser

How I hung a stair riser on the wall.

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Whipping Tips for Finishing your Hooked Rug

Finishing-avoiding tangles while whipping
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

If you find the whipping part of finishing your rug difficult, some of these tips might help. This process takes a while, but it should be enjoyable.

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Finish with rug tape made simple

Doris Eaton demos the Eaton Edge

This is an easy rug hooking finish developed by Doris Eaton.

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Fold Forward Rug Finish: Whipping the Edge

The first step in whipping the edge on a hooked rug
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

Whip the corners of your hooked rug like a master with this one simple tip.

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Don’t Miss the Last Step – Label Your Rugs

Hooked rug label sew on the back

Our rug hooking takes a long time to complete. Finish the job with a nice label. Learn several different ways to do it.

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Rug Hooked Footstool Feet – where to get them

Feet for rug hooked footstool
This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Footstool Construction

Your rug hooked footstool needs feet. Here are some sources.

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The easiest way to finish a hooked pillow

How to finish a rug hooked pillow, step 2

This method is also the easiest way to finish a hooked piece for other construction such as a tote bag or the wool edges can be turned back around the edge of the rug for a “Show” finish. See other examples at the end of this post. Finishing a pillow can be extremely difficult if […]

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Fold Forward Finish: The Whipping Yarn

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

The perfect finish starts with the perfect whipping yarn. What is the the best yarn for whipping? Check out my favorite. This post includes a calculator to determine how much wool you will need.

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