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 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!
Ready for some rug hooking rules? Just one: Do what you think is right. It really is just that simple. This is an art form. Does the painter get criticized about how the brush is held? Do people turn the work over to check the back? NO! Give yourself permission to be a little “wrong.” […]
Don’t fuss over perfect loops. The imperfection is what creates art.
A dark outline can really set off your motifs. You may even need a second outline in a different value. See the examples.
Perfectly formed loops for your hooked rugs is not always the best choice. Sometimes crooked is more beautiful.
The beginner square is the ideal beginner rug hooking project.
Kelly, a past student, had an email question about hooking techniques. I will explain more over the next couple of posts. First, I view hooking technique as a way to make hooking easier on your body. I am not worried about how the loops look. In fact, most of hooked rugs I admire have loops […]
Hook an interesting background using small circles and spot dyed wool so that it looks like distant foliage.
Sheri’s question: Hi Cindi, what’s the difference in rug warp and say primitive linen. That’s what I usually hook on but it’s so darned expensive. I use an 8, 8.5 and 9 cut. I am also experimenting with monks cloth. It’s not too bad and a lot cheaper than linen. And where do you get […]
Hard rigid lines will make a rug look contemporary. Soften the lines, especially the border lines by hooking them slightly wobbly.