Jigsaw puzzle piece background

Rug hooking a background is often an afterthought, but it can make up the majority of your rug. Once you’ve decided on value and color, you have to decide the direction to hook. I prefer to hook a line throughout my background. Think jigsaw puzzle pieces or stipple quilting if you are a quilter. Print out this reference sheet as a guide.

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Direction to hook a background in a hooked rug

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