Rug hooking is a visual art involving wool fabric and other fibers, but there are some things we can talk about that don't require the visual part. For all things visual, view my weekly Live! Rug Hooking Lesson at rughooklive.com.
For on the go, this rug hooking podcast will allow you to learn more about rug hooking while your eyes are otherwise occupied ... like when you are hooking.
Presented by Cindi Gay, award winning rug hooking artist and teacher.
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017 - Photo Copying a Hooked Rug
If you don't create your own unique works, who will? Only YOU can hook YOUR rugs.
While a photocopy can be a handy reference, don't be timid about venturing off on your own. If you need more help you can get it in my online color planning course, Practical Color Planning for Rug Hookers, at cindigayrughooking.com
016 - Steaming your Hooked Rug
Steaming is the great equalizer. If you admire smooth even loops of other rug hookers, be sure you are comparing your finished work to their finished work.
My unfinished work does not look like my finished work.
015 - Add a Label to your Hooked Rug
Episode 015 Add a label to your hooked rugs
For more information about creating label, see this older article.
Find printable fabric on Amazon. This is an affiliate link. That means I earn a small fee for sending you to Amazon, but it does not affect the price you pay at all. It is a generic search result because the products come and go. Look for fabric that will work with your type of printer (ink jet, laser etc.). You can also use a coupon at Joann’s or Hobby Lobby.
Information to add to your label
Name of the pattern Designer’s Name and/or Company Name Dates, the year you finished or the start and finish date Your name Your town and state Why you chose to hook that pattern, who you hooked it for, etc. optional: The type of backing used optional: The cut sizes you used
If you started the rug in a workshop:
The workshop you were in Where the workshop was held Who your teacher was
Before you begin hooking
Write your name and town on the front of the rug in case you need to prove that the rug belongs to you and the label has been removed.
Add your name and cell phone number in the margin of your rug. If it gets left behind, it can be easily returned to you.
014 - Fold Forward Finish for Hooked Rugs
This is the finish that I teach to beginner rug hookers. Easy technique and simple supplies make it ideal for beginners and experienced rug hookers alike. This is a sturdy finish that holds up well to foot traffic and still looks good on a wall hanging.
013 - Creativity: Rug Hook Naked
Hi! I just listened to your welcome and it rang so true with me. I have an art and crafty back ground but have never found my niche. I am starting my first rug this fall and I am very excited about it. I love the idea of a multi-faceted craft: finding and buying wool, dyeing it and learning the creative methods of that process and then hooking them into a rug. I am looking forward to your podcasts and exploring your web site for classes and information. Thanks for your time in advance. Jan
I recently began rug hooking and have learned so much from Cindi's videos online. Her podcast is very informative, and I like being able to hear her on the go. She really knows her stuff. My rugs look better and better and a lot of that has to do with what I've learned from Cindi.