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Rug hooking the background on Primitive Roses stair riser

Primitive Rose by Cindi Gay
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Primitive Roses Stair Riser

Rug hooking the background is easy if you start early and break the area into shapes. Find out how.

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Rug Hooking an Interesting Background

Rug hooking a background
This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

Hook an interesting background using small circles and spot dyed wool so that it looks like distant foliage.

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Green Blurry Foilage Background Continues

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This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

Background rug hooked with spot dyes is beginning to take shape. A darker version of the spot dye is used to fill in the areas around the circles.

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Rug Hooking Some Background on Woman with Baby

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This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

I am beginning to add some of the background hooking foilage without hooking foilage, just small green spot dyed circles.

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Background Decisions for rug hooked portrait

Rug hooking the mother's body
This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Woman with Baby

Choose a background strategy and simple border for portraits and landscapes.

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Lesson: Hook a bit here, then a bit there

My rug hooking progress on my footstool

Rug Hooked Footstool patterns. I hook a bit here and a bit there to get a feel for the pattern and to complete the background before I finish the motifs.

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Day 434 Background

Day 434 of room sized hooked rug background step 1
This entry is part 24 of 34 in the series Room Sized Rug

A close look at how I hook background with the wool I call Antique Background.

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