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Rug Hooking for the First Time
     

Rug Hooking for the First Time

by Donna Lovelady
 

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"Everything's readied for the first-time hooker, from color photographs to information on hooks, frames, wools and dyeing, among other topics."--Booklist, Top Ten Craft and Hobby Books

"One of the best beginner's rug-hooking books to come along in a long time."--Library Journal

With these easy-to-follow instructions, plus dozens of photographs,

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"Everything's readied for the first-time hooker, from color photographs to information on hooks, frames, wools and dyeing, among other topics."--Booklist, Top Ten Craft and Hobby Books

"One of the best beginner's rug-hooking books to come along in a long time."--Library Journal

With these easy-to-follow instructions, plus dozens of photographs, worksheets, patterns, and projects, any beginner can make beautiful rugs and other hooked decorative items. From preparing and dying the wool to producing and transferring patterns, all the fundamentals are here. Hook a simple design on a Checkerboard Pillow. Add a border and practice finishing techniques on a Circle and Star Rug. Create a face on a Rug Doll. Or go beyond the basics and try larger projects, such as turning rugs into wearables and crafting coordinated room décor.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Like other volumes in the popular "For the First Time" series, this book breaks down learning a new craft into small steps, each of which answers a specific question. The book is divided into four main sections: "Rug-Hooking Basics," "Basic Techniques," "Beyond the Basics," and "Gallery." Richly illustrated, the section on hooking basics not only answers the question "What do I need to get started?" but also includes photographs of all the equipment and supplies required, along with information on preparing the wool, dyeing, cutting, transferring the design, and hooking. "Basic Techniques" guides the reader from completing a simple design to creating more challenging work with letters and faces, while "Beyond the Basics" covers more complex projects, such as purses and footstool covers. A gallery of works for inspiration and a useful resource guide round out one of the best beginner's rug-hooking books to come along in a long time. Public libraries will want this one. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402722370
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Series:
For the First Time Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.32(d)

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