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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.

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 including: [Read more…]

How to start dyeing wool with only minimal equipment

As seen at Walmart in October 2011

I saw these stainless steel pots the other day at Wal-mart. They are not very large but if you are dyeing for just yourself and usually dying 1/2 yards, they are plenty big. Add a yard of wool, a starter set of dyes (code: SLINT) from ProChem Dyes, and my dye book, “Dyeing by the Numbers” and you have any color in the world.

These pots are probably seasonal. I don’t remember seeing them in the store before.


My dye book uses a method that eliminates the need for the very expensive dye spoons that you need to measure the tiny amounts such as 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 and 1/128. The last time I checked the spoons cost $65. The items above together will cost less than that![clear]

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