Whimsical Designs for Rug Hooking


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Beautiful Wool In The Dye Kitchen with Lisanne Miller
How to set up a dye kitchen, dump & go dyeing, single and double dips, spot dyes, casserole dyes, dry dyeing, marbelizing wool with more than 70 dye recipes.

119 pages
Celebration 28
Presented by Rug Hooking magazine The 28th annual edition of Rug Hooking magazine's annual juried competition, showcasing the best of the best. Each winning rug is presented as a two-page spread that includes a photo of the entire rug, a close-up of compelling details, and illuminating insights from the artist and the judges. Celebration is eagerly awaited each year as a valuable resource for veteran and new rug hookers. It is an important showcase for rug hooking artists themselves and, increasingly, Celebration serves as a rich source of inspiration for all who are interested in fiber arts.
Hooked On Words
By Ellen Banker

Hooked on Words offers inspiration with many images of hooked rugs, all with words—from primitive to fine–cut examples. You'll read about the design and development of several rugs from conception to completion. Hooked on Words includes background information about type and designing with type. It also contains techniques for you to incorporate lettering into your own hooking with methods that are plain and simple to precise and complex. You'll read about special rugs that are samplers, games, signs, and some rugs that even have secrets.

Filled with examples that will interest both beginners and experienced rug hookers, we hope you will enjoy reading this book and be inspired to hook rugs with words!

About the Author

Ellen Banker is a rug hooker and graphic designer. She has been an on–and–off rug hooker since 1999 and generally designs her own patterns with one consistent element: words. For 25 years, she has worked in commercial printing and graphic design. Trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, Ellen brings an artist's eye to her work and art. Ellen has taught her word hooking techniques at guild meetings and at the Green Mountain Rug School in Vermont, and is a contributing writer for Rug Hooking Magazine

Color Lab
By Wanda Kerr

Playing and working with color is one of the greatest pleasures we are afforded as human beings. Color ignites, and it calms; color fills us with joy. Wanda Kerr's The Color Lab: Color Cues for Rug Hooking explores what color is, how to create it, and how to mix and match different colors in a rug to create your own masterpiece.

By understanding the palettes, hues, and saturation involved in selecting different colors, rug hookers are able to apply new techniques to their beloved rugs to create more realistic and appealing designs. Infused with a combination of technical tips for the dedicated artist and down–to–earth language that even beginner rug hookers can relate to, Kerr's book is a must–have for rug hookers of all experience levels.

About the Author

Wanda Kerr has spent her creative life studying colour–it is her joyful vocation. As an accomplished dyer and colourist, she has a unique approach to colour. She has received several awards for her hooking artwork and holds studio classes in her home studio in Wiarton, Ontario, and she travels to teach around Canada and the U.S. Wanda offers online courses as well, and hosts a popular online platform for rug hookers called The Welcome Mat where she supports the colourful pursuits of her subscribers.

Paperback: 112 pages Publisher: Rug Hooking Magazine (February 1, 2018) Language: English ISBN–10: 1945550279 ISBN–13: 978–1945550270
Rug Hooking with Deanne Fitzpatrick
The inimitable Deanne Fitzpatrick, well known rug hooking designer, teacher and spokesperson from Nova Scotia, inspires rug hookers everywhere with her distinctive style. Her writings describe her down-to-earth approach to her art and her free-form techniques lead the the reader to the breezy,homey,Maritime Canadian style of rug hooking.

119 pages in paperback

Presented by Rug Hooking Magazine and published by Ampry Publishing
Story Rugs and their Storytellers
In Story Rugs and their Storytellers, author Paulette Hackman focuses on a visual style of storytelling, as old as cave art, that is gaining popularity among contemporary rug hookers. The fiber artist who hooks in this narrative style, she writes, is the one "puts words to wool, sentences to lines, a page of creative musing to a yard of blank linen." the rugs tell of celebrations, travels, and adventures and illustrate personal journeys, strongly held beliefs, poignant memories, and milestones of family heritage.

80 colorful story rugs in a diversity of styles and subjects

Techniques to help launch your own project of storytelling-by-hook

108 pages

Presented by Rug Hooking Magazine and published by Ampry Publishing
Geometric Hooked Rugs, Color and  Design
Geometric designs, backgrounds, and borders plus a free pattern. The role of color in geometric patterns and contrast in geometric hooked rugs. Includes a Rug Gallery Paperback: 144 pages Author: gail Dufresne
The Rug Hooker's Bible
The Best From 30 Years of Jane Olson's Rugger's Roundtable Learn the best techniques of hooking a rug from beginning to end. Detailed step-by-step directions and easy-to-follow text plus how to hook the same design four different ways.

By author: Jane Olson Edited by: Gene Shepherd

Paperback, 186 pages
All - Time Favorite Hand - Hooked Rugs
Favorite rugs from 18 years of Celebration competitions. Includes original designs, commercial designs, and adaptations. Pictorials, geometrics, animals, and traditional rugs from more than 75 talented artists.

Paperback, 160 pages

Editor:Rug Hooking Magazine
Hooked Carpetbags, Handbags & Totes
Handbags and purses, totes and clutches, carpetbags and market bags -we all love them. and we can always use another one, especially if it is hooked! The projects in this book are classic and classy, simple and complex. There is sure to be one that is perfect for you. Patterns from some of the best designers today along with their hooking tips and design suggestions make this the essential book for everyone who ever wanted to make a handbag of their very own.

Projects by Ali Strebel, Nola Heidbreder, Linda Pietz, Jennifer O"Malley, Norma Batastini, Sharon A Smith, Cindy Irwin, Susan Clarke and Jen Manuell

112 pages in paperback

Presented by Rug Hooking Magazine and published by Ampry Publishing
Rug Hooking with Fancy Fibers
This book will introduce you to a whole new world of fancy fibers to use in your hooked rugs! Well known designer and teacher Gail Dufresne shows you how to use yarns and ribbons, buttons and beads, silk, and other alternative fibers in your hooked pieces. lavishly illustrated with her own rugs and the works of other artists, this book will inspire you to look beyond your wool stash. Add a little glitz and surprise to your next masterpiece!

124 pages in paperbacl

Presented by Rug Hooking Magazine and published by Ampry Publishing
Special Effects Using Creative Stitches
These creative stitches were created by Margaret Rowan of Vineland, Ontario who was inspired by crewel embroidery and experimented on wall hangings. There are 16 different stitches with detailed charts and step by step directions. Just a few of the stitches included are: chevron stitch, beading stitch, rickrack stitch, zipper stitch, hounds tooth stitch, couching stitch and many more! Written by and step by step techniques by Ingrid Hieronimus of Ragg Thyme Studio in Petersburg, Ontario. Includes color photos of stitches.

40 pages in soft notebook

Published by Ingrid Hieronimus
Scrappy Hooked Rugs
A great book on how to use up odds and ends in your stash. Colorful and contemporary guides rug hookers toward color planning and clever designs. Includes 5 scrappy patterns.

Written by Bea Brock

122 pages in paperback.

Published by Rug Hooking Magazine
Hooking Animals
Hooking Animals by Judy Carter, the rug hooking worlds renown teacher and hooking artist. Packed with gorgeous rugs and and all the techniques for hooking animals.

140 pages in paperback

Published by Stackpole Books and presented by Rug Hooking Magazine.
Celtic Rugs
Come with us into the colorful world of Celtic rug hooking, a world full of amazing designs. Celtic rug expert Gail Lambert leads us through the process of color planning and hooking these appealing designs, with tips and suggestions on deciphering and untangling a pattern, outlining the complex details, and finishing your hooked piece. As a special treat, Gail included seven Celtic recipes for the busy rug hooker. - Color planning and hooking Celtic rugs - Illuminated Letters, fanciful birds and creatures - Simple and complicated Celtic knots - Gallery of 20 Celtic rugs - 12 intriguing designs by master designer David Rankine
Rug Hooking Through The Years
Grab your hook, some linen, and your stash of wool and get ready for some fun! This collection of hooking projects is sure to delight. With a nod to the seasons of the year, in these pages are patterns for rugs, mats, wall hangings, and more. Hook these projects as they are presented here or add your own twists and fillips and embellishments.

A strawberry basket rug, two very different owl wall hangings, a wisteria plum… and of course, we included some rug hookers’ favorites—a sheep, a snowman, and roosters. Use the patterns in this book and the advice from the expert designers to create two dozen charming hooked pieces. Have fun as you hook your way through the year!

I am honored to have 2 of my patterns in this book. Snuggled In, a project about color planning and Strawberry Bird Footstool. Both fun projects and available as kits, too.

Author: Rug Hooking Magazine
Eyes Open To the World
Eyes Open to the World Memories of Travel in Wool Join Karen Miller as she tells how her love of art and travel laid the path for her own career as a fiber artist. Featuring the works and advice from over thirty contributors and Karen's own journeys to the islands of the North Atlantic, Eyes Open to the World is a must–have resource of shared experiences for new and established fiber artists alike. Karen encourages you at every step to see the artist in yourself and to set that artist free to tell your own stories.

Are you interested in hooking from photos of your own travels? Travel with Karen and the talented rug hookers you will find in the book to discover the possibilities. You will be amazed at what these artists have accomplished and you will be inspired to begin your own travel piece.

Karen Miller first took up a hook in 2008 and has been creating original designs in her studio in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ever since. Originally drawn to the rugged palette of the east coast of Canada and the islands of the North Atlantic, she now follows her inspirations into whatever unlikely places they may take her, from the rigours of motherhood and the world that her children are growing into to the colours that you find under your feet on a walk through the woods. She is a teacher and frequent contributor to Rug Hooking magazine, where she encourages everyone to pick up a hook, a pen, a brush, and let their imagination run. She has shown her work in group and solo shows across Canada and the United States and she is a passionate believer that hooking and fiber art are every bit as much an art form as any other medium.
Magnificent Hooked Rugs
MAGNIFICENT HOOKED RUGS Inspired by the Art of Western Civilization Includes 30 Patterns

Karen D. Miller From prehistoric art to the Renaissance to art deco to the art exhibits of today, inspiration for fiber art abounds in galleries and museums. Author Janet Conner, a fiber artist herself, takes us through the annals of Western art and shows us how to take inspiration from the masters and make our own rug hooked masterpieces. She shows us more than 100 hooked pieces based on or inspired by the great artists and gives us the confidence to look at art and paintings with new eyes, eyes ready to interpret well-known art in wool.

Enjoy the patterns designed by Janet, available for you to enlarge and hook yourself. More than 30 patterns based on her study of the giants of art history are sure to entice.

Come on along for the whirlwind tour through the history of Western art—you might just find a masterpiece calling you to your hook and frame!

Janet Conner is an avid rug hooker who has been pulling loops since 1979. A graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, she spent 30 years teaching elementary art in southern Maine as she raised her family. Now retired, Janet works at rug hooking and fiber arts full time. She has a web-based business, which offers a line of her own patterns as well as rug hooking supplies and equipment, books, and natural dye recipe cards. She writes and teaches fiber arts in her home state of Maine and throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and England. Her area of specific interest is art history and the inspiration found in both fine art and folk art.