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Last Chance to enter the 10K Loops Contest!

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Last Chance to enter the 10K Loops Contest!

MAY DAY! MAY DAY! The deadline for entering the 10K Loops Contest from Rug Hooking Daily is May 31, 2021, so there's still plenty of time to make a small project, around 2 square feet (or approximately ten thousand loops!). But it doesn't have to be something you come up with on the spot, it can be any small project that meant something to you. Maybe you made a project to commemorate a special occasion, or maybe you made a cool project from an inspiring class you took. As I always say, every rug has a story and we love...

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Featured Rug of the Month, Sunset Calling

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Featured Rug of the Month, Sunset Calling

This month's Featured Rug is by Susan Ferraro from Bailey Island, Maine.  Sunset Calling, 31"x29"x1.5." Based on a photo by Bethany McNelly-Davis and hooked by Susan Ferraro. "As an everyday tradition during the summer on the Island, Les walks out to the edge of his property and plays the conch at sunset. He faces west and is heard by all across the bay. Many answer his call by beeping their car horns or by tooting away with some sort of instrument. Although Les’s daughter, Bethany took the photograph of him in color, I really wanted to try my hand at...

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New Book: Breaking the Boundaries

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New Book: Breaking the Boundaries

I am delighted to announce that for the past six months, Rug Hooking Daily member Sharon Johnston and I have been collaborating on a new book, called Breaking the Boundaries, The Rug Hooking Artistry of Sharon Johnston. Sharon has a unique approach to rug hooking, based on her experience as a painter, sketch artist, embroiderer, quilter and general fiber artist. She has developed a number of unique methods for creating 3-D effects such as: Uneven edges Reverse hooking Trapunto Layering And wrapping. Together we developed 5 projects for you to learn her signature techniques. You can pre-order the book now...

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Hearts Rug and a lovely review of Save That Rug!

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Hearts Rug and a lovely review of Save That Rug!

Here's a quick pattern that never gets old! No matter how you want to fill it in, it's a delight to hook!  This month our Hearts Rug is 20% off for the pattern on linen, the custom kit (in your choice of colors, yarn or T-shirt strips), and even the hand hooked rug is on sale for 20% off (just in time for Valentines!). When you come out with a book, it's rare to get feedback or reviews. We got a lovely review for the Save That Rug! A How-To Guide for Repairing Hooked Rugs from Deanna David at Ribbon Candy...

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Featured Rug of the Month and other lovely things...

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Featured Rug of the Month and other lovely things...

Happy New Year everyone! How about this lovely rug, hooked by Dianne Corso of Anacortes, WA? Star Rug, 56"x32" designed by Judy Taylor, hooked by Dianne Corso This Star Rug is a custom design, a larger version of my Star Rug. Dianne wanted to go big! And doesn't it look great with her quilt? Dianne told me, "I had been collecting books about rug hooking for sometime, did a couple of very small pieces awhile ago. COVID lockdown sent me looking for a long term project and I decided to make a rug for my grandson, who was eight at...

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