Rug Hooking: 18 Folk Art Projects with Rug Hooking Basics, Tips and Techniques

This new book by leading teacher Barbara Carroll detailing everything a rug hooker needs to know to successfully complete the 18 authentic American folk art projects provided. Divided into three sections: Part I invites the reader to the Woolley Fox, where rug-hooking enthusiasts from around the world attend workshops. With Barbara and her husband Wayne as guides, you will tour the Woolly Fox guesthouses and classroom, see Barbara's wool rug collection, visit her workshop and learn more about the art of rug hooking. Part II begins rug-hooking basics with step-by-step instructions photographed to show: How to work with wool - Dyeing the wool, Cutting the wool and all about tools, and hooking the wool, points, background, corners; Transferring the pattern - the backing, the borders, the frame, and finishing the rug. Part III provides the patterns and instructions for 18 fabulous rug-hooking projects inspired by leading American folk artists, Warren Kimble and Carol Endres. Barbara began hooking rugs in the 80's, she has authored the classic Antique Colours for Primitive Rugs and for Rug Hooking magazine, a primer on techniques.