Learn to hook with easy step-by-step photos!
Rug hooking at its simplest is pulling loops of colorful wool fabric through a piece of linen backing to create beautiful designs for the floor or wall. Though in years past this was accomplished with a bent nail, a feed bag, and worn-out clothing, today we have specialized hooks and other tools that make the process much easier. In Basic Rug Hooking, you will learn what tools and materials you need to get started, and how to pull your first loops. Once you've learned and practiced the basics, you will be ready to try any of the 5 hooked projects included. Each project includes the pattern and complete step-by-step illustrated instructions.
The styles of rugs you can make once you've learned the basic hooking process are endless. Rug hookers today create traditional florals, bright geometrics, pictorials, portaits, and primitives perfect for the modern farmhouse. Basic Rug Hooking teaches you everything you need to know to start hooking today!
Janet Stanley Reid has been hooking rugs for eighteen years, and for all but two of those years she has taught others the craft. She came to rug hooking after working with many other fiber arts. She specializes in wide-cut hooking and sells her work at shows. A native of New England, she lives in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Judy P. Sopronyi has worked with craftspeople and crafts fro twenty years. She was the editor of Colonial Reproductions and Designs magazine and for rug hooking books for Rug Hooking magazine. She lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Alan Wycheck is an award-winning photographer in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
I am a novice at rug hooking and this book showed me exactly what to do and answered some of my questions. I am not taking a class because I have no time in my schedule for that -- this book is teaching me basics. Definitely worth the money.
I took a class in primitive rug hooking plus purchased this book to get started. The pictures are wonderful. The book explains the entire process and what is involved. There are references in the back in regards to materials and resources. I would highly recommend this book if you are interested in learning this wonderful craft. I am unable to just sit and watch TV but must be doing something creative. This craft is very fulfilling and this book will help you to get started! It begins with a very small project and progresses with each chapter to a more challenging project.