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Handcrafted Rugs

Handcrafted Rugs

by Sandra Hardy
     
 

Braided, knitted, hooked, or woven: today's handmade rugs have a newfound sophistication that goes far beyond the utilitarian creations of the past. An acclaimed designer proves just how vibrant and colorful these patterns can be, as she presents the most popular techniques in use right now-along with invaluable guidance on every aspect of the craft. In

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Braided, knitted, hooked, or woven: today's handmade rugs have a newfound sophistication that goes far beyond the utilitarian creations of the past. An acclaimed designer proves just how vibrant and colorful these patterns can be, as she presents the most popular techniques in use right now-along with invaluable guidance on every aspect of the craft. In addition to wonderfully detailed instructions for more than a dozen methods (most requiring a minimum of equipment), there's advice on dyeing, applying decorative trims and edges, and designing. Best of all: you'll get to make six of the author's splendid original designs, including a rainbow-striped mat, a tufted flower rug, and a hooked rug with a fruit motif that's as beautiful as a still life.

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Library Journal
Any rug maker will tell you that there is nothing more satisfying than turning a pile of fabric scraps or yarn into a beautiful, durable rug. In addition to weaving and hooking rugs, at least 18 other rug-making techniques are available. Hardy and Hubbard take somewhat different approaches to the subject. As the title implies, Making Rag Rugs deals only with rag rugs and is a project book with step-by-step instructions for 15 rugs that are hooked, prodded, clipped, or braided. Handcrafted Rugs is broader in content, covering both rag and yarn rugs made by braiding, felting, needlepoint, prodding, hooking, locker-hooking, tufting, knitting, and simple weaving. Hardy also touches on other techniques such as peg-loom rug weaving, crochet, weaving stick rugs, pieced applique rugs, and strung or knotted rugs, and she also includes general information on designing rugs, dyeing, and finishing touches such as edgings and bindings. Yet while it is a good introduction to the many rug-making techniques, this book includes only six projects. These books complement each other, so if your budget permits, consider buying both. Smaller public libraries should consider the practical Making Rag Rugs, while large public libraries and textile collections may prefer the more comprehensive Handcrafted Rugs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861082459
Publisher:
Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.88(h) x (d)

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