Basic Rug Hooking - All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started
Editors: Janet Stanley Reid and Judy P. Sopronyi
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, portraits, and primitives perfect for the modern farmhouse.
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 for 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.
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Stackpole Books (October 1, 2021)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811770540
- ISBN-13: 9780811770545
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches