These patterns are not available yet. I will notify you using my email newsletter, so be sure you are a current subscriber. See the sign up box below. Hooking a footstool is easy. Getting the footstool body built and padded is the most common obstacle. And then you need to find the feet, and probably […]
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Are you struggling while rug hooking pictorial rugs? This book can help. Some of you picked up the book when it was available for the first time at Sauder Village in August 2015. Many of you found it on the website, but I’ve never announced that it was available … until now. The book more […]
My project for Sauder Village Rug Camp is a dog drawn by my grandson, Nick. It will be a stool cover.
A friend and past student of mine, Cindy Goolsby of Louisiana, is making the Acadian Rug Hooking Frames. I’ve had a lot of emails recently asking where to get them, so Cindy sent me some information. Click on the photo for complete details on each of the frames including pricing and how to contact her. […]
Well, almost. It will still be rough around the edges but I want to have a dry run before classes start. Please join me for a day of rug hooking or just stop by for a few minutes. I’d love to see you! Friday, January 23, 2015 Starts at 9am and will go until […]
Do I hook the area at the outside edge of the footstool pattern or is that where it turns under? I’ve been asked that question more than once so here is an in-depth answer.
Stuck on what to get your best friend who loves rug hooking for Christmas? Why not let her* choose? A gift certificate is a great way to go. My gift certificates can be used on anything I carry in my studio or any of the services I provide including:
I cannot get the automatic calculator to work on this website, but it works inside The Rug Hooking Journey. If you are a member, click on the link, log in and just enter 4 numbers. The calculator will tell you exactly how much yarn you will need. Not a member yet? Join here. Width + […]
Ready for some rug hooking rules? Just one: Do what you think is right. It really is just that simple. This is an art form. Does the painter get criticized about how the brush is held? Do people turn the work over to check the back? NO! Give yourself permission to be a little “wrong.” […]
This pattern is the most detailed of the sunflower footstool patterns. Use a small cut and bring out the details or stay with #6 – #8 and simply fill in the shapes with wonderful textures. This is a pattern you can adapt to your style. The fence edges do not line up well on each […]
I received this email. Looks like the prices are going up. If you are planning to buy a Beeline Art Tool, formally known as a Townsend Rug Hooking Cutter, you may want to move up your plans. You have until Jan 13, 2014 Hello Fiber Arts Friends! Another year of rug hooking has passed, and […]
Some rug camps are more special than others. My week with Lucille was very special. I had a great roommate (Pam Alexander and I have been staying together at Sauder for the last 13 years), I had a great teacher, Lucille Festa, whom I consider a friend and I made a real rug hooking break […]