View some subway art I saw in the subway tunnels. There is a rug design brewing in those images. Now I just have to get rughooking.
Information on how to dye your rug hooking wool in the colors for fall 2012 based on Pantone’s latest forecast.
Rug hooking the background is easy if you start early and break the area into shapes. Find out how.
Primitive Roses stair riser pattern is an easy and simple piece that can be completed in a short amount of time. Order my limited texture survival bundle to have small pieces of the best wool in my studio at your fingertips.
My new rug hooked footstool design, Nature’s View, has trees at each corner and is designed to be hooked so that each corner is a season. I have a long list of ideas to get you started with your rug hooking journey on this one.
Chicken Hook a Doodle Do rug hooking pattern is now available. A chicken with a hook in her wing surrounded with primitive roses and a border with lots of places for colors.
See student’s versions of Jasmine’s Butterfly Garden, design by Jeanne Benjamin. I taught this class at the ATHA biennial in Lancaster, Pa 2011. I have some extra kits from the class, so hook your version!
Update 8/30/16: Unless you have a VERY powerful air stapler, take your sewn up footstool to the upholsterer to finish this step. It took my guy 8 minutes from start to finish. Stapling the backing into place Pull the hooked cover into place for the final time. It should be snug. Check the fit. The […]
This method of sewing the seams is the easiest ever! I will always be grateful to Kim Nixon for showing me this technique years ago. It made me fearless about sewing seams for any three dimensional hooking such as footstools, purses or dolls. To sew the first side seam, choose a corner and fold the […]
If you haven’t built the footstool yet, get it built and attach the foam BEFORE you cut the edge off your hooking. Test fit your hooking to your stool. There are so many variables that could throw the fit off. If you need to add a row or two, do it now before you cut […]
You gathered the materials, ordered the feet, stained them and built to box. Now you need to add the foam. I used the green high density foam because I think my older footstools have gone a bit flat. I’m hoping the higher quality foam will hold up better. Use spray glue to attach the foam […]
Steps to build the box for your own rug hooked footstool. These instructions are designed to work perfectly with the patterns offered on my website.