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Rug Hooking

Rug Hooking


In recent decades, rug hookers have been exploring new materials and new techniques. This experimentation (combined with knowledge and respect for the past) has allowed rug hooking to evolve and grow into an exciting and creative form of art. We are excited to be a part of this fun and social craft. We are fairly new to rug hooking, at The Woolery, and look forward to offering more quality products and support.

General Rug Hooking Information

WHAT YOU NEED TO START:
- backing material (such as Scottish Burlap)
- strips of cloth or yarns or lengths of ribbon
- frame or hoop to hold your work
- rug hook(s)
- how-to-books: “The Rug Hook Book” or “The Art of Rug Hooking”; and/or DVD “Nantucket Rug Hooking” or Video "Hooking and Braiding"

Nice to have: a Cutting machine with various cutter heads; punch needles.


Backings & Foundations

Backings & Foundations

SCOTTISH BURLAP: made from jute, this backing material is easy and economical to use. 60" wide. MONK'S CLOTH: very popular with rughookers, this is made of cotton and will stretch more than the burlap, making it a little bit of a challenge for the beginner; however it is stronger and more durable than burlap. NATURAL LINEN: An even weave material. Enables you to hook with both wide and narrow strips of wool.

Fabric Cutters

Fabric Cutters

Fraser -This clamp-on cloth cutting machine will cut strips for hooked, braided or woven rugs. Bliss Model A - Attractive, safe, and portable. The Bliss has no exposed gears to crush careless fingers.  Townsend - Bee Line - The finest cutter ever made! Easy to use, high quality fabric cutter with many different cutter sizes. 

Hooks

Hooks

HARTMAN HOOKS - These hooks are individually hand crafted in Ireland of solid brass with smooth "Yew" wood handles. Many rug hookers never use any other kind but Hartman. SEARSPORT HOOKS - Hand made in Maine and each one is unique and different. NANCY MILLER HOOKS - These wonderful hand-forged stainless steel hooks are a huge favorite among rug hookers. FRASER RUG HOOKS - These primitive straight hooks are economically priced and durable. BASIC HOOKS - these primitive straight hooks are economically priced.

Kits

Kits

Beginner Rug Hooking Kits - Our beginner rug hooking kits are great for gifts or a great way to get introduced to rug hooking. The kits come with backing, pattern, and pre cut wool and coordinating binding yarn.

Rug Binding Tape

Rug Binding Tape

Available in several colors -by the yd.

Rug Binding Wool Yarn

Rug Binding Wool Yarn

Classic 100% Rug Wool: 3-ply Bulky. It is rugged and stylish yarn perfect for rugs and tapestries. It is spun and dyed in American Mills and Dye Houses. It is available in over 90 colors, earth tone, primitive, heathery, and bright colors. Great for knitting, weaving, and rug hooking.

Rug Hooking Accessories

Rug Hooking Accessories

Transfer pens, gripper strips, scissors, tapestry needles, graph paper and more!

Rug Hooking Dyes

Rug Hooking Dyes

Cushing Perfection Wool Dyes: 1/3 oz. will dye 1 lb dry material. Use with white vinegar. W. Cushing & Company has been manufacturing "Perfection" dyes since 1879. The acid and direct dyes have served generations of fiber artists.

Rug Hooking Frames

Rug Hooking Frames

Rug hooking should be done in a frame which should not be too large (if the work needs to rest in the lap) with one hand and the hook on top and the other hand and wool strip on the bottom. Using a frame stand allows more maneuverability. The goal of the frame is to keep the base fabric taut and the grain lines straight while hooking the rug.

Rug Hooking Patterns

Rug Hooking Patterns

Rug Hooking Patterns - All patterns are hand-drawn on the highest quality bleached linen and are guaranteed to be drawn on the straight of the fabric. We currently offer patterns by two different artists.

Rug Hooking Wool

Rug Hooking Wool

Hand Over-Dyed Wool Fabric -This gorgeous 100% hand dyed premium wool fabric is colorfast, felted and perfect for rug hooking.

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