The beginner square is the ideal beginner rug hooking project.
OK, hookable may not be a real word but it is a real problem. Have you ever gotten a pattern that you loved and when you apply color to it, it becomes a different pattern? I usually try to hook all the patterns I sell. Because I have spent the last two years hooking the […]
Learn how to hook Queen Ann’s lace or use the method to hook small dots.
[wp_eStore_fancy:product_id:11:end] [wp_eStore_fancy:product_id:110:end] This pattern was developed just before I finalized the design for my room-sized rug. It uses many of the same elements. The area outside the scroll is intended to be hooked hit and miss but be sure to develop it in your own style. Here are some closeups of elements that I used […]
While huddled under a quilt on the couch I found a great color TV show, Colour Confidential., on HGTV. A show with this same concept (and the same host) was on years before under a different name but I can’t remember what it was called. I like it for color planning because the host, Jane […]
Color Scheme Designer can be a fun way to combine colors that you might not otherwise. It can teach you the formal color wheel names for color combinations. Use the adjust scheme tab at the bottom to make the colors less bright and intense. What I especially like is how it will show you the […]
Once again, I am hooking frantically to get something done for the Sauder Village exhibit next week in Archbold, OH. I wanted to check the background and the hind quarters of the dog. I hooked some on Thursday but did the rest early this morning and this evening. I find one of the easiest ways […]
Did you know that if you have trouble seeing your computer screen, you can make the text larger? Hold down the control button (command on a mac) and press the + button. On my keyboard the + is in the upper right hand corner next to the backspace button. Every time you press control + […]
What keeps me going is hearing from you. Katie sent me these pictures of the rug she is working on. Here’s what she had to say: I’ve been meaning to email you for a while to tell you that I am hooking Antique Floral Runner designed by Emma Lou Lais. I was not crazy about […]
Adding hair to a wide cut rug hooked face makes all the difference. A small adjustment in the hairline can make big changes in the face.
The rug hooking on the textured wide cut face continues. A slight adjustment to the forehead and a bright highlight on the lower lip help to refine the face.
Continue with the wide cut face rug hooking tutorial by hooking the upper lip and nose.