Rug Hooking should not be difficult. Let me help you find the fun again with tips, lessons, live video workshops and the perfect wool.
Go to the Live! page and watch live or watch the replayYou may need to register first. Webinar begins at 2pm eastern.
Hi Cindy. I just wanted to tell you that this was the first time I was able to sign into your live broadcast and I thought it was great. I’ve been hooking for 30 years and still learned more interesting hooking techniques from this live cast. It’s great to see you live on the web. It’s also great to know that I can ask questions right there should I have any. Thanks again for making this webcast possible even for us seasoned hookers. We can always learn more. See you next time.
Priscilla McCartt, June 8, 2017
What is rug hooking?
Rug hooking is the technique of taking strips of wool and pulling them through a woven base, creating a beautiful pattern. Wool is a fiber that does not absorb moisture and stays clean naturally. It is much more than just a rag rug.
Rug hooking is one of America’s oldest folk arts and is a very easy concept to learn. Although easy, most rug hookers are continually learning new concepts and techniques. I can teach anyone to rug hook. All it takes is a hook, backing, some scraps of wool and the willingness to try.
- Stick your hook into the backing
- Pull up one end. Make it about 1/2″-3/4″ long.
- Stick the hook in again. You will NOT hook in every hole.
- Pull up a loop
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your rug is complete
This is a simplification of the technique but at its core rug hooking really is simple. You can learn the technique in 5 minutes and then spend the rest of your life learning all the finer points. I’ve been hooking for over 15 years and I’m still learning something new.
List of Courses
- Beginner Course
Go to rughooklive.com to register and to watch the replay.
Learn to Color Plan your rugs online
Enrollment opens August 7-21, 2017
Enrollment will be open for only two weeks. You can enroll at any time during the open period, but enrolling early guarantees your spot in the course. Don’t miss out.
You will have lifetime access. Save the class until later when you have more time or jump in immediately. It will be available and waiting for you whenever you are ready. Rewatch it at any time. The next open enrollment will be in a few months. Don’t get locked out! Join now. More details……
Can’t find rug hooking classes near you? Learn how to rug hook with my new online video courses! Learn the methods of color planning that I’ve been using with my students for the last 15 years. This is a methods course, not just theory. The course includes a free downloadable pattern and membership in the Private Facebook Group, Color Planning for Rug Hookers.
Color Planning Course: Learn More | Join the course! Log in | Get on the waiting list.
Room sized rug
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This is the best finish I’ve found that wears well AND that I am willing to do because the best finish is the one you will do.
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Rug Hook with me. Join a Live! online hook-in!
Hooking with a group is the best, but what happens when you don’t have a group nearby or cannot take the time to travel? I have the solution. Join me Thursday, live at 2pm eastern at Live!.
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Cindi Gay, rug hooking artist and teacher
After teaching on the road since 2004, I am taking a full year off from traveling. I am still teaching at home. Set up a class at the new studio or just stop by to shop for that perfect wool for your new project.
I live in farm country south of the Ohio Turnpike and east of I-75 in Northwest Ohio. Call to make an appointment to stop by if you are traveling in the area. Use your GPS to get to 6988 Linwood Rd., Pemberville, OH or call for directions from your area.
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