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Rug Hooking / Braiding / Kumihimo

WHAT YOU NEED TO START RUG HOOKING:

  • backing material (such as Scottish Burlap)
  • strips of cloth or yarns or lengths of ribbon
  • frame or hoop to hold your work
  • rug hook(s)
  • how-to books: "The Rug Hook Book" or "The Art of Rug Hooking" and/or DVD "Nantucket Rug Hooking" or DVD "Hooking and Braiding."

Nice to have: cutting machine with various cutter heads and punch needles.


WHAT YOU NEED TO START KUMIHIMO BRAIDING:

  • Kumihimo stand
  • yarn in various colors; usually silk, silk blends or high sheen yarns
  • Kumihimo bobbins to hold down strands of yarn
  • little pouch or cloth with coins or other weight for counterbalance
  • how-to books: "A Beginner's Guide to Braiding" and/or DVD "Kumihimo."

Nice to have: box to store bobbins.