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This is brand new as of summer of 2020. I’ll be adding to this in the next few weeks. Looking for something? Please let me know.
These markers ARE suitable for fabric and color fast up to hundreds of degrees. They won’t run when we steam the rugs. They have lots of ink and do not run out quickly. These are the ones I use every day to draw patterns.
Make sure the markers you buy DO NOT look like these:
I you need to add colors, be sure to use ones that are recommended for fabric and will still be permanent at high temperatures. You do plan on steaming your rug, right?
My favorite for writing in my journal, 0.5 in black. I love this pen because it is permanent. If you write a check the writing cannot be washed off, it is archival so your journal entries do not fade.
According to Amazon, I’ve bought this 5 times…..
I used to use a Flair marker to transfer my patterns from paper to the red dot, but discovered that these pens work even better and I always have them around.
The permanent ink pens cost a bit more, but if I grab a pen that is laying around to write a check, I want to be sure it is a permanent pen. Regular gel pens can be easily erased. I did this by accident several years ago when I left a check in my jeans pocket. The check survived the washer, but the ink did not. To my horror, I ended up with a blank check from my customer.
I use the 0.5 version for my journal writing. I use these wider ones for headings or for emphasis.
If these are sold out, use this general search.
I prefer rug warp. You can buy it at my online store.
Here’s an old article about rug hooking
This protective cover not only protects your screen from scratches, it makes the surface of the ipad feel more like paper when you use the Apple Pencil.
This is the case I use to protect my ipad and my pencil. When the pencil is in its special slot, it is also charging. Please note that this only works for the Apple Pen 2nd Generation which only works with the newest ipad.
This case goes in and out of stock, use this listing to find one similar. They come in a wide variety of solid colors and designs. The one above is the exact one I ordered.
Non-Rug Hooking Stuff
For better sleep and muscle relaxation
As some of you know 202 was a nightmare year for me. It started off with 2 months of the biggest struggle to produce my broadcast using a new set of software (which I abandoned and later found an even better solution. Learn more at howtorughook.com/live/
I was unable to visit my parents in a nursing home. I lost Mom at the end of August and 10 weeks later my Dad. In between all that I was having trouble breathing due to an enlarged lingual tonsil (did not even know we all have 4 different kinds of tonsils…) and then kidney stones. Two surgeries later I feel much better but was still having trouble relaxing and sleeping. Until I found this…
I buy it locally at Buderer Drug Co., a compounding pharmacy. They make it right on site. But you can order it and have it shipped.
Magnesium Glycinate 600
26611 N. Dixie Highway
Perrysburg, OH 43551
They also have stores in Sandusky, OH and Avon, OH
The bottle was $18.50 in Jan 2021 for 100 capsules. Less than $20 to sleep the best sleep I’ve had in the last year? A bargain. Bought bottles for everyone in my family.
My doctor recommended one at night and one in the AM.