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Rug Hooking

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Rug Hooking. Would You Make a Good Hooker?

Looking for a winter hobby? You might find everything you're looking for in hooking. I had no idea that I had everything it took to make a spectacular hooker, but a few years ago, on a Saturday afternoon I discovered I was destined to be a pro. And so was my mother. Ask yourself these...Read More

Rug Hooking 101: A How to Guide for Beginner Rug Hookers

How to Hook Rugs from Start to Finish A Free Beginner How to Course in Hooking Rugs compliments of Deanne Fitzpatrick Rug Hooking Studio Hooking rugs is easy. You can even teach yourself. You pull…

Rug Hooking Rules: What you MUST do

Ready for some rug hooking rules? Just one: Do what you think is right. It really is just that simple. This is an art form. Does the painter get criticized about how the brush is held? Do people turn the work over to check the back? NO! Give yourself permission to be a little “wrong.” […]


It was just about a year ago that I made the announcement I was a hooker. As expected this proclamation was met with several yawns and a very nice handwritten note outlining the specific play time preferences of an older man of Norwegian heritage. This note was written by the very tired wife of an older man...Read More

Rugging a Landscape

We’re pleased to publish this guest post, written by Katrina Crossley, about Miriam Miller, who uses the techniques she learnt as a child in the North East of England of making ‘proggy’ rag mats to create rugs inspired by the landscape of her home in Australia. Miriam Miller lives on the south coast of New South Wales,

Searsport Rug Hooking

Searsport Rug Hooking has what you need to hook your own heirloom rugs! Supplies like wool, rug hooking frames, Hooks, stools, ex wide linen, dyes and 100's of Patterns and 1000 of yards of wool! Now offering classes and workshops in Florida year round. Oxford punch needles, valdani threads and appliqué supplies too!

Rug Hooking Techniques...Hit-n-Miss...and More...

I’m often asked how to prevent twisted loops…this is what I share with my students… May people like twisted, uneven loops and that is fine! However, if you don’t and are struggling try this… My #1 tip is what I call "scooping"...it works with any width wool and any type of hook on any foundation!. Begin by holding your wool strip/yarn FLAT between your thumb and forefinger underneath your foundation. Hold it close to the foundation, my thumb nail often scrapes against the underside of my…

Rug Hooking Instructions for Beginners

Basic Instructions for Hooking the Mat Hooking rugs is a simple craft that you can easily teach yourself. The early settlers to North America hooked their old clothing on to burlap bags as a way of…

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