A book to guide you through the most difficult parts of a hooked pictorial rug. Includes dye formulas, methods and hooking instruction.
You’ve hooked your pictorial and now you need to hook the “background” or the pine trees, grass and sky. I really struggled with this part when I hooked the Village of Pemberville. After many failed attempts I went back to my painting background. How would I paint a sky or ground? Certainly not with just one shade of paint. When I realized that I needed to blend the wool to make the ground lay down, I was able to create the sense of depth I wanted.
I also thought the pine trees would be no problem. I was worried about hooking the people who turned out to be the easiest part of the rug! It took ma almost three months of dyeing and trying to hook the large center tree. Once I tried one method, I learned what did not work. From there, I developed a method that has been used by hundreds of rug hookers to hook some amazing trees.
Have you used my methods to hook your pictorial? I’d like to see it. Please send me a photo with permission to post it on my website. I’d love to see a full gallery of examples!
Digital version of this book
The digital version of How to Rug Hook Pine Trees, Grass and Sky (Pictorial Basics)
is available on Amazon. You can read it on your Kindle device or any other device using the Kindle app. It looks amazing on an iPad.