Latch-hooking Rugs

Latch-hooking Rugs

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by Lynda Spiro
     
 

Latch hooking is one of the rare fiber arts that combines ease and flexibility. This yarn craft takes just minutes to learn, and the only materials required are a latch hook, yarn, and latch canvas. Despite its simplicity, the medium offers endless possibilities from home decoration to provocative artwork. Until now, latch hooking has become stuck in deep shag

Overview

Latch hooking is one of the rare fiber arts that combines ease and flexibility. This yarn craft takes just minutes to learn, and the only materials required are a latch hook, yarn, and latch canvas. Despite its simplicity, the medium offers endless possibilities from home decoration to provocative artwork. Until now, latch hooking has become stuck in deep shag kitsch. But in Latch-hooking Rugs, artist and educator Lynda Spiro takes the craft beyond its acrylic past. Thanks to Spiro's new book, there is no need to be limited by the dated designs found in most commercial latch hook kits.

Latch-hooking Rugs teaches the basic techniques of the craft through supportive step-by-step directions, color illustrations, and vibrant photographs. The handbook also contains instructions for more than thirty different rug and wall-hanging projects, from bold stripes and checks to floral motifs to three-dimensional effects, all presented in colorways that complement today's decor. For latch-hookers who wish to create their own unique works, Spiro includes a chapter on design and inspiration. She even offers instruction on ways to use leftover yarn.

With more than 100 color illustrations and dozens of contemporary designs, Latch-hooking Rugs revives the meditative craft of latch hooking for today's crafter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812220438
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Textiles Handbooks
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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Lynda Spiro is a London-based studio artist and teacher.

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mk4bob More than 1 year ago
While latch-hooking does not seem popular right now, I have to say I love the results. After reading this book, I really felt equipped to start making rugs for my bathrooms and bedrooms. Most recently, I have started to contemplate making a 5' round accent rug for the foyer. This book provides a lot of inspiration and great instructions. The only thing I wish it had included is more information on purchasing yarn and cutting it to length versus buying pre-cut yarn.