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Day 1 of rug hooking: Putting the pattern on the backing

room sized rug hooking pattern
This entry is part 1 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

Getting the pattern drawn on the backing for my room sized rug takes all day of Day 1.

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Day 5 Rug Hooking Progress

Day 5 closeup of hooking on room sized rug
This entry is part 2 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 2 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug Rug hooking on my room sized rug has gone fairly easy so far, but I did my home work before I started. I knew how the motifs hooked up and how all the wools worked together by doing several “study” pieces. I […]

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Day 5 Rug Hooking Continued

Day 005 roomsized rug all spread out
This entry is part 3 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 3 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug I took the rug downstairs. This was no easy task. The backing alone weighs 20 pounds! I wanted to be sure that the rug was going in the direction I wanted. You can see my couch with the footstool in front of […]

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Day 7 Rug Hooking the rose

Hooking a primitive rose
This entry is part 4 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 4 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug I am not happy with the rose. I will try to hook it another way when I do another. For now, it will stay as it is. If I rip it out now, I will not have a record of what DOES […]

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Day 10 Rug Hooking Progress

Progress on primitive oriental room sized rug
This entry is part 5 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 5 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug I began hooking the scroll.

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Day 22 Rug hooking the scrolls

Room sized hooked rug center Day 22
This entry is part 6 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 6 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug I really like to hook the scroll. I am using two rows of random golds filled with my favorite gold/green combination. A darker vein down the center gives some definition. I am still experimenting with which wool to use for the vein.

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Day 35 Still rug hooking the scrolls

Day 35 of room sized hooked rug
This entry is part 7 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 7 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug The design of this scroll is based on the porch supports at the Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, NJ. I fell in love with this hotel and the area the first year I taught at the Rugs by the Sea rug camp. […]

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Day 36 My temporary rug hooking set up

Setup for hooking a large rug
This entry is part 8 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 8 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug  I actually rearranged this corner of the living room. This way I can hook whenever I have a few spare moments. They really add up. The wire shelving is the same shelving I use in the studio. It can be set up […]

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Day 38 of rug hooking: Resolving the Large Leaves

Day 038 Resolving large leaves 2
This entry is part 9 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

This entry is part 9 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug The large leaf motif is one that I have not hooked in my study pieces so this was new territory. I hooked the two shown first. I added two different wools around the veins just to break up the area. The fill […]

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Day 44 of rug hooking: Rose improvement

Primitive hooked rose
This entry is part 10 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

Sometimes just a small change can change a motif such as a rose dramatically. Check out the before and after for the roses on my room-sized rug.

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