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How to hook sky

Whether your sky is primitive or realistic, read these posts for some good tips and examples.

How to rug hook a sunset sky and water using specially dyed wool

rughooking wool dyed for night water
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Sunset or sunrise

Rug hook a sunset or sunrise sky and water using simple techniques and the right wool.

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Dyeing sunset or sunrise sky for rug hooking

How to rug hook a nightime sky
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Sunset or sunrise

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Sunset or sunriseI received a call from Rhonda Smith about dyeing wool for a sunset sky. An image popped in my mind. I asked her to mail me the photo she had in mind (colors do not always translate well in emails because everyone’s monitor […]

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Nature’s View Rug Hooking Footstool Pattern

Nature's View rug hooking pattern folded into 3d form

My new rug hooked footstool design, Nature’s View, has trees at each corner and is designed to be hooked so that each corner is a season. I have a long list of ideas to get you started with your rug hooking journey on this one.

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Birch bark hooked trees by Joanne Lindstrom

Rug hooked birch tree pictorial by Joanne Lindstrom

This pictorial is a very simple design, but really pulls you in. Joanne hooked the largest birch trees that I know of using my specially dyed rug hooking wool. This rug is 21″ x 34″. The sky was done using my sky wool and the method described in my book, Pictorial Basics, Pine Trees, Grass […]

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Hooking a natural sky: Step 1

rug hooking a sky
This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Jasmine's Butterfly Garden

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Jasmine’s Butterfly GardenToday I had a few moments to hook, but no brain energy to scour up the next few colors. I decided to get some of the sky hooked. The method I am using is described in my book, Pine Trees, Grass and Sky. […]

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The big rug hooking question: Should I outline or not?

Hooked by Sally Freund, Perrysburg, OH

A dark outline can really set off your motifs. You may even need a second outline in a different value. See the examples.

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Sherry Sayles, Cabin in the Woods

Sherry Sayles, Elkhart, IN

I originally designed “Cabin in the Woods” for Sherry Sayles. See the original photo and the results of her hard work.

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Sky Rug Hooking Wool

Sky wool for rug hooking

Hook the perfect natural looking sky with this specially dyed rug hooking wool.

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