A PDF of these instructions are available to members of The Rug Hooking Journey. Members can find the PDF here. You can join the membership at any time. After the edge of the rug is prepared, folded and secured in place with some simple basting, it is time to whip the edge of your hooked […]
Episode 017 Use a photo of a rug for reference, but create your own vision If you don’t create your own unique works, who will? Only YOU can hook YOUR rugs. While a photocopy can be a handy reference, don’t be timid about venturing off on your own. If you need more help you can […]
Episode 016 Steaming your Hooked Rug Steaming makes all the difference. Don’t skip this important step. In fact, you may want to do it more than once. I steam before I start the finish and then another light steam when the finish edge is complete. Do you steam your hooked rugs? Why or why not? […]
I recently finished a footstool for a friend. It gave me a chance to look at alternate ways to do the finishing. I did all the work during my Live! Lessons. You can join me every . Because these were filmed live they are a bit long, but you get to see every step. Grab […]
Episode 013 How do you jump start your creativity? Do you worry too much about your loops? Do you fuss over making your loops perfect? Don’t! Have you subscribed to this podcast? Have you left a review? If so, THANKS!
Episode 012 Learning to be an artist is more about accepting yourself as an artist than anything else. Change your mindset, be willing to make bad art and practice. How to watch the Thursday webinar I prefer to use an A5 Leuchtturm 1917 dotted journal. *this is an affiliate link. My favorite is Lime Green. […]
Episode 011 Unlike realistic rug hooking where you need to learn to see, hooking primitively needs a certain mindset. It is not has hard as you think. You just need to be willing to give up control and explore. Learn more about Color Planning for Rug Hookers. Have you subscribed to this podcast? Have you […]
Episode 010 – Learn to Hook Better by Learning to See When you want to hook realistically, what you do with your eyes is more important than what you do with your hook. Learn to see and you can hook anything! Mentioned in the podcast:sky wool, window wool, G052, birch bark wool What have noticed […]
Episode 009 Where to start rug hooking General rug hooking “rules” Start in the center and work your way out Hook what is on top first Outline and then fill Have you subscribed to this podcast? Have you left a review? If so, THANKS!
Episode 008 What do the numbers of cut sizes mean? From 2 – 8 each number represents the width of the strip in 32ths of an inch. For instance, a #8 is 8/32, which reduced down to 1/4.” How to find a group in your area (and the benefit of finding one) (03:42) Start with […]
Episode 007 How to rug hook – pulling up the loops Pulling up your loops can be frustrating, but I may be able to help. Grab a hook and play along with this episode. Have you subscribed to this podcast? Have you left a review? If so, THANKS!
Episode 006 You can cut your wool strips with a fancy cutter or a simple pair of scissors. Rotary cutters do not work as well due to wool’s low thread count per inch. Need a review of the rug hooking equipment I recommend for beginners? Have you subscribed to this podcast? Have you left a […]