Wool Rug Hooking: 30 Projects to Warm Your Home

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Warm your home with any one of the wooly wonders detailed within this comprehensive book.

From primitive designs of saltbox homes on handmade pillows to patriotic symbols adorning footstools or trivets to seasonal motifs enhancing rugs or wall hangings, rug hookers will delight in more than 20 fun and creative projects.

And author Tara Darr doesn't stop there. She's also included an extensive guide to such ...

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Overview

Warm your home with any one of the wooly wonders detailed within this comprehensive book.

From primitive designs of saltbox homes on handmade pillows to patriotic symbols adorning footstools or trivets to seasonal motifs enhancing rugs or wall hangings, rug hookers will delight in more than 20 fun and creative projects.

And author Tara Darr doesn't stop there. She's also included an extensive guide to such rug-hooking essentials as dyeing and color theory, wood strip cutting, and hooking and finishing techniques.

With nearly 200 full-color photographs and more than 50 how-to illustrations coupled with detailed step-by-step instructions, you're sure to find success as you hook your way through this traditional endeavor.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780873498937
  • Publisher: KP Books
  • Publication date: 6/7/2005
  • Series: Traditions in the Making Ser.
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Chapter 1 Age-Old Craft 6
Chapter 2 Tools and Supplies 10
Foundation Fabric 11
Frames 14
Wool Cutters 16
Scissors and Tweezers 18
Hooks 18
Hooking Fabrics 19
Chapter 3 Color Choices and Dyeing 26
Color Theory 27
Suggestions for Using Color 33
Dyeing 34
Marrying and Stewing Wools 41
Chapter 4 Basic Techniques 44
Cutting Wool Into Strips 45
Transferring Patterns to Cloth 47
Where to Start 49
Hooking Techniques 52
Chapter 5 Finishing and Aftercare 54
Binding Tape 55
Wool Cording Edge 57
Whipstitching the Edges 60
Blocking the Rug 62
Care and Cleaning 63
Storing Rugs 63
Chapter 6 Projects 64
American Symbol 66
Penny Footstool 69
Folk Art Horse 72
Plant Pokes 75
Sheep and Love Boxes 78
Primitive Floral Rug 82
Bouquet of Love 84
Saltbox Pillow 86
Vintage Tulips 89
Barn Star 92
Folk Art Cat 94
Hit-or-Miss Stars 97
Floral Display 100
Lovin' America 102
Folk Art Bird Cupboard 105
My Flurry Friend 108
Flag Footstool 110
Love Never Melts 113
Flower-in-Vase Pillow 116
Folk Art Crow 120
Folk Heart Pins 122
Crazy Star 124
American Crow 126
Resources 128
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