Finishing a hooked rug – zig zag or not?

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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Fold Forward Finish- Zig Zagging the Edge

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

Learn how to prepare the edge of a hand hooked rug. This is the first step, zig zagging.

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Fold Forward Finish: Baste the Edge in Place

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Fold Forward Finish After steaming and preparing the edge of your rughooking by zig zagging, I fold the edge toward the loops and then baste it in place. I know this takes longer than using pins, but pins hurt. I was in a car accident […]

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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 Finishtest June 2016 update: I cannot get the calculator embedded into the website. Click this link to visit it in another page. If it ever stops working again, please let me know. In case you are curious, here’s how to do the calculations […]

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Fold Forward Finish: The Whipping Yarn

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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Whipping Tips for Finishing your Hooked Rug

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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Fold Forward Rug Finish: Whipping the Edge

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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