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 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? […]
Episode 3 Locate the knife fold edge and you can predict where your finish will fail. The best choice is to have the knife fold edge as far as possible from the hooked loops. Finishing a hooked rug: Step 1 Steaming Finishing a hooked rug – zig zag or not? Fold Forward Finish- Zig Zagging […]
I cannot get the automatic calculator to work on this website, but it works inside The Rug Hooking Journey. If you are a member, click on the link, log in and just enter 4 numbers. The calculator will tell you exactly how much yarn you will need. Not a member yet? Join here. Width + […]
I’ve decided to eliminate the zig zag stitching when I finish a hand hooked rug. This will make my rug hooking finishing process so much more enjoyable – and quicker!
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If you find the whipping part of finishing your rug difficult, some of these tips might help. This process takes a while, but it should be enjoyable.
This is an easy rug hooking finish developed by Doris Eaton.
Whip the corners of your hooked rug like a master with this one simple tip.
Our rug hooking takes a long time to complete. Finish the job with a nice label. Learn several different ways to do it.
Your rug hooked footstool needs feet. Here are some sources.
This method is also the easiest way to finish a hooked piece for other construction such as a tote bag or the wool edges can be turned back around the edge of the rug for a “Show” finish. See other examples at the end of this post. Here’s a video version: Finishing a pillow can […]