Episode 014 Fold Forward Rug Finish This is the finish that I teach to beginner rug hookers. Easy technique and simple supplies make it ideal for beginners and experienced rug hookers alike. This is a sturdy finish that holds up well to foot traffic and still looks good on a wall hanging.
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Episode 013 How do you jump start your creativity? Do you worry too much about your loops? Do you fuss over making your loops perfect? Don’t! Have you subscribed to this podcast? Have you left a review? If so, THANKS!
Episode 012 Learning to be an artist is more about accepting yourself as an artist than anything else. Change your mindset, be willing to make bad art and practice. How to watch the Thursday webinar I prefer to use an A5 Leuchtturm 1917 dotted journal. *this is an affiliate link. My favorite is Lime Green. […]
Episode 011 Unlike realistic rug hooking where you need to learn to see, hooking primitively needs a certain mindset. It is not has hard as you think. You just need to be willing to give up control and explore. Learn more about Color Planning for Rug Hookers. Have you subscribed to this podcast? Have you […]
Episode 010 – Learn to Hook Better by Learning to See When you want to hook realistically, what you do with your eyes is more important than what you do with your hook. Learn to see and you can hook anything! Mentioned in the podcast:sky wool, window wool, G052, birch bark wool What have noticed […]
Episode 009 Where to start rug hooking General rug hooking “rules” Start in the center and work your way out Hook what is on top first Outline and then fill Have you subscribed to this podcast? Have you left a review? If so, THANKS!
Episode 008 What do the numbers of cut sizes mean? From 2 – 8 each number represents the width of the strip in 32ths of an inch. For instance, a #8 is 8/32, which reduced down to 1/4.” How to find a group in your area (and the benefit of finding one) (03:42) Start with […]
Episode 007 How to rug hook – pulling up the loops Pulling up your loops can be frustrating, but I may be able to help. Grab a hook and play along with this episode. Have you subscribed to this podcast? Have you left a review? If so, THANKS!
Episode 006 You can cut your wool strips with a fancy cutter or a simple pair of scissors. Rotary cutters do not work as well due to wool’s low thread count per inch. Need a review of the rug hooking equipment I recommend for beginners? Have you subscribed to this podcast? Have you left a […]
Episode 005 Rug Hooking Frames Hoop a simple embroidery hoop weighed down with a bean bag filled with coins picture frame wrapped in cloth, use t-pins to hold backing in place might want to join a meeting, go to an exhibit or workshop to see what everyone is using ask around I currently recommend the […]
Episode 004 Types of wool Just because the label says 100% wool, it does not make it right for rug hooking Not all wool is created equal Recycled pros and cons cost of gas and time to buy Yield average skirt only yields about 5 ounces a yard of rug hooking wool weights about 14 […]
Episode 3 Locate the knife fold edge and you can predict where your finish will fail. The best choice is to have the knife fold edge as far as possible from the hooked loops. Finishing a hooked rug: Step 1 Steaming Finishing a hooked rug – zig zag or not? Fold Forward Finish- Zig Zagging […]