Episode 2 I needed a flashlight one time at rug camp. I was walking from the classroom back to the hotel at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV. There had been rumors about skunks being on the prowl. I was deep in thought when I heard a rustle in the grass. I really wanted a flashlight […]
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The Rug Rooking Podcast has launched! Now you can listen to rug hooking tips and lessons while your eyes are busy driving to the next rug hooking workshop or while you are mowing the lawn. I’ve been posting video every week at rughooklive.com, but you may not have the free time to sit and watch […]
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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 […]
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.” […]