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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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Specials for the Holidays

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Specials for the Holidays

I hope everyone is weathering these difficult times, and finding joy and happiness wherever you can. Normally, I do shows throughout the year, but as you all know, that didn't happen this year! In my booth, I usually offer lots of other goodies besides rugs and supplies. I knit, crochet and felt a variety of gifts, such as purses, hats, scarves, stuffed animals, etc. I decided to put some of them up on the web, all prices reduced by 20%, in case you're desperate for a last minute giftie for the fiber lover in your life. For every order until...

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How (and Why) to Hook With T-Shirts!

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How (and Why) to Hook With T-Shirts!

People who like to hook with T-shirt strips: ~Like saving money. Per square foot, T-shirts are around ten times cheaper than wool yarn or fabric ~Enjoy upcycling: taking a cast-off item and turning it into a work of art ~Don't like dyeing colors. There are 2 billion T-shirts produced every year, in ever color, shade, and texture imaginable ~Are sensitive to wool ~Like making rugs that can be washed in the washing machine To read more on how (and why) to hook with T-shirts, check out this handy PDF! Thanks for visiting! Judy Taylor

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Which Backing Fabric Should I Choose?

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Which Backing Fabric Should I Choose?

Your choice of backing will depend on a number of considerations: cost, convenience and durability. There is a big difference in cost per yard for each type of backing material, but there is another ‘cost’ to consider, and that is your labor. Even if you don’t intend to sell your rugs, it’s important to consider your time. You will spend the exact same amount of time on the project, regardless of which fabric you choose, the difference is how long you want the project to last. Burlap is good for projects that won’t need to be washed, like small wall-hangings...

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