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Rug e-School

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Learn how to rug hook without attending a rug camp

The best fun in the world is at rug camp but not everyone can attend either due to family responsibilities, time constraints or budget concerns. Learn the way I did, through books and the bit I could find on the internet. Because I had trouble finding information on the internet, I decided to create my own. Many of the books I found were quite dated. Enjoy the lessons below.

The list of links below still go to the very OLD site. I will be rewritting them, but for now, take the advice given with a grain of salt. All the current posts are in the section below. As they are rewritten, they will be removed from the list below.






All the finishing lessons have been rewritten. Scroll below.

This is the end of the list of old posts. Enjoy the new posts below.

Welcome to the Rug e-School

If you find a lesson incomplete or confusing, please let me know. You are probably not the only one with a problem but you may be the only one reporting it. Here are the topics you will find below:
  • Categories
  • Basic Information

    Lessons that relate to general rughooking


    Color Planning Tips

    Creative Hooking Techniques

    Dyeing Wool

    Lessons for advanced or beginning hookers about how to dye wool for rug hooking



    Learn the final step to rug hooking – the finish. Your hooked rug isn’t a rug until it is finished. There are many finishes and many ways to execute them. The best finish is the one you will do. Get those hooked rugs out of the closet and onto the floor!

    How to Draw a Pattern

    Lessons that teach how to draw your own original rughooking patterns or how to adjust a rug hooking pattern.

    Motif Lessons

    How to hook elements of rug hooking patterns designed by Cindi Gay.

    My Pattern Info

    Pictorial Tips

    A hooked pictorial is a landscape or other illustration. It can be an outdoor scene or interior, include buildings or just nature. You decide. What will be in your next hooked pictorial?

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