Let’s learn rug hooking
Tuesday & Friday for Live! Lessons. Wednesday & Saturday for Hook-ins!
Looking for the online rug hooking courses? Click here.
Monthly Wool Sale
About once a month I plan to offer odd shaped pieces from my personal closet. This collection has grown over the years. Many of you want to buy small pieces to get variation. We’ll solve both our problems a bit at a time.
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Here is an example of one of my free Live! Lessons
I’ve been enjoying listening to your webinars on The Journey. I can’t believe how much I didn’t know after 35 years of Rug hooking. Thank you so much.
Go to my website and click the link to register. You will get a reminder email Thursday at 3pm and another on Friday at the same time. At 4pm eastern, or a bit sooner, click the link and watch the lesson. You may need to hit the play button on the video. To chat, watch the instructions on this page.
For even more online instruction, be sure to check out howtorughook.com, my online instruction center.
How to Rug Hook…
Less than 1 minute to pull your first loop, then years to learn the finer points of rug hooking. 15 minutes.
How to rug hook
- After stretching the backing on a hoop or frame, push the hook through the backing.
Put the hook in where it makes sense — do NOT count threads!
- Scoop up the wool from underneath with the hook
Move the hook, not the wool. Wrapping the wool onto the hook will cause twists.
- Pull the wool to the surface and adjust the height of the loop
Pull it up as high as it is wide.
- Repeat a million times.
Concentrate on pulling the loops up high enough and spreading them apart. Avoid overcrowding.
- Learn more about rug hooking
There are several hundred posts on this site. Just use the search box in the footer to find the one(s) you are looking for. For a complete courses on rug hooking, visit howtorughook.com
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Make your own rug hooked footstoolI have several rug hooking footstool patterns available. I am posting complete instructions (videos are still being edited) on how to build your own using simple 2x4s, plywood and foam. There is a complete cutting diagram for the wood and the foam. I also have instructions on how to finish your hooking so you can complete your rug hooked footstool. [ Here are the list of instructions available so far:
- Footstool Construction Material List
- Footstool Feet - Where to Get Them
- Footstool Feet - Staining
- Build the Box
- Adding the foam
- Preparing the Backing
- Sewing up the Sides
- Upholstery and Finishing Touches
These instructions are still a rough draft. If you have any questions be sure to ask. I will be adding the videos and updates as I can. Be sure to visit again before you dig into your project so you have the latest information. A PDF with all the instructions in one place will be available for download once I have everything written up and finalized. It is not ready yet.
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