Preserving the Past in Primitive Rugs

Overview

  • Includes information on color choice, design decisions, and fabric selection
  • Learn how to preserve historic landmarks through primitive pictorial rugs plus discover sources of inspiration and select the elements of a design
  • Discover sources of inspiration and select the elements of a design

Primitive rug hooking is enjoying a revival and is one of the most popular forms of fiber art today. Preserving the ...

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Overview

  • Includes information on color choice, design decisions, and fabric selection
  • Learn how to preserve historic landmarks through primitive pictorial rugs plus discover sources of inspiration and select the elements of a design
  • Discover sources of inspiration and select the elements of a design

Primitive rug hooking is enjoying a revival and is one of the most popular forms of fiber art today. Preserving the Past in Primitive Rugs, brought to you by Rug Hooking magazine, provides an easy-to-understand approach to hooking primitive rugs. Author Barbara Brown will start you on a journey that will result in rugs that will be cherished by generations to come. Filled with tips on the importance of proper placement of motifs in the design-what the focus is, why one object is larger than another, and how to design a rug from past memories. Originally published in 2000, the book has been reprinted by popular demand.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781881982227
  • Publisher: Stackpole Magazines
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 8.16 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Evans Brown lives in Kennebunkport, Maine, and has been hooking rugs for the past 19 years. Rug Hooking Magazine is published 5 times each year. Within its pages readers find start-to-finish projects, beautiful photographs of fine hand-hooked rugs, and informative articles on a variety of topics, from history to techniques to artist profiles. Find out more at their website: www.rughookingonline.com.
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Table of Contents

Dedication & Acknowledgments About the Publisher What Is Rug Hooking 2
Editor's Note 3
Chapter 1 My journey as a rug hooker 4
Chapter 2 Primitive rugs old & new 7
Chapter 3 There's a positive side to flaws 11
Chapter 4 Combining beauty & substance 17
Chapter 5 More than meets the eye 21
Chapter 6 Don't ignore the obvious 27
Chapter 7 Point of view 31
Chapter 8 Inspiration from other artists 35
Chapter 9 Telling tales with wool 40
Chapter 10 Designing your own heirlooms 48
How I hook & finish my rugs 55
For further reference 56
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