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Beautiful Ragwork: Over 20 Hooked Designs for Rugs, Wall Hangings, Furniture, and Accessories
     

Beautiful Ragwork: Over 20 Hooked Designs for Rugs, Wall Hangings, Furniture, and Accessories

by Lizzie Reakes
 

Using a range of recycled materials from nylon, cotton, lycra, and crimplene to plastic bags, Lizzie Reakes' designs have a wit and originality that will inspire even the most reluctant needlecrafter to reach for his canvas.

24 exciting and original projects include:

* Shaped hearth rugs

* Patchwork squares

*Children's activity mats

*Sentimental

Overview

Using a range of recycled materials from nylon, cotton, lycra, and crimplene to plastic bags, Lizzie Reakes' designs have a wit and originality that will inspire even the most reluctant needlecrafter to reach for his canvas.

24 exciting and original projects include:

* Shaped hearth rugs

* Patchwork squares

*Children's activity mats

*Sentimental samplers

*Wall banners

*Muslin curtains

*Cushion covers

*Shoulder bags

*Hair accessories

*Ties

*And much more!!!

Reakes' projects combine hand-hooking and simple applique to eye-catching effect. She explains each project aided by clear step-by-step photographs. And she includes templates for over a dozen designs. With its extensive guide to choosing materials and making the best use of color, pattern, and texture, this is the ideal book for the ragwork enthusiast...and for anyone who wants a stellar introduction to this exciting craft!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Using recycled strips of fabric and found objects like ring pulls from soft drink cans, author Reakes has assembled 24 projects for hand-hooking and appliqu , most using a rug-hooking hook, to hook rag strips through burlap. These brightly colored projects include rugs, samplers, wall banners, and pillow covers and would be excellent projects for youth groups or home schoolers in addition to rug hookers. Consider for large public library craft collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312303952
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.62(h) x 0.64(d)

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Meet the Author

Lizzie Reakes has worked on hand-hooked textiles using recycled materials for nearly a decade. Her work has sells to private clients and to exhibitions. It has been featured on television in the UK, and in several magazines, including Vogue, Country Living, and House Beautiful. Between commissions, she teaches ragwork.

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