Last updated on June 6th, 2017
Live! Thursday May 18, 2017
Continuing the Rug Hooking 101 series, I talk about what the hook does in detail. How to avoid catching the threads of the backing and get the loop pulled up.
To watch live each week, follow the instructions on cindigayrughooking.com/live or go to rughooklive.com. Be sure to sign up for the email notifications on that page.
Enrollment for Color Planning for Rug Hookers is now open. Enroll today and watch later. No appointments or time restraints. You will have lifetime open access to all the training, any time, any where, on any device.
- 00:00 How to use the webinar software:
- Chat: say hi and where you are from
- Q&A: Where to ask questions about this week’s topic
- Ask unrelated questions that I can use in next week’s webinar: cindigayrughooking.com/questions/
- 01:30 Webinar inside the Color Planning Course
- 02:47 What I am working on
- 03:32 Can you mix cut sizes?
- 04:04 What cut sizes fit?
- 04:31 Difference between large and small sizes?
My favorite size is a #7.
- 05:06 Filling in the area – Hooking in contour
- 06:36 How to rug hook basis – recap of the last video.
- 06:52 How to end the strip
- 07:18 How to cut the end of your wool strip
- 07:53 Soldier analogy
- Far enough apart so the ones at the end of the line do NOT lean
- Shoulder to shoulder, but not too close
- As tall as they are wide
- Wait until completely surrounded until you cut the tails<
- 09:01 What the hook does
- Scoop the wool with the hook
- Keep tension on the strip with your hand underneath
- Choose the next hole without moving the loop to see the feet
- Push down with the hook to clear the threads of the backing
- Use a wide shank hook and push it down to make the hole larger
- Use a rocking motion side to side
- Roll the loop toward the completed work to avoid pulling out previous loop
- Remove hook by dropping the hook to the backing and dragging it
- turn your hand so it stays perpendicular to the direction of your hooking
- Ok to pull it up and back down to keep the strip on the back tight
- 13:27 Do wider cut sizes use more wool?
- 14:30 Pull your loops tall enough to allow the loops to bloom
- 15:51 Determine how much wool YOU need to cover an area. How to rip wool
- 17:01 Advantages of using a standard size of wool, especially when figuring out how much you need
- 17:24 What is your number? How many layers of wool do you need to hook an area?
- 18:31 Can you start a rug if you do not have the background chosen?
- 21:30 Can I use the WOW wool with cuts #4 and #6?
- 25:26 Will you pick out the wool for my pet or other project? Yes, color planning by mail.
- 26:23 How to wash wool? Just like jeans, in warm or cool water and a hot dryer.
- 26:27 Can you wash wool multiple times?
- 27:15 Recap
- How the hook works
- Attempted a panelist
- Wow wool
- A look at the entire rug
- 29:55 Where to see the replay: rughooklive.com
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