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March-April_May 2015 Issue

Who knew that rug hookers had such a strong affinity for Post-Impressionists? You will be impressed by the work that is out there!

Readers are loving this issue—with its wide-ranging view of what's possible.

How about painting an entire rug before cutting and hooking?

Can't draw? Bet you can use stencils in amazing ways!

Long for the shore? Our Cape Cod-inspired project is a must-have!

Take a look inside this issue in the lower left - "Current Issue."

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Primitive Hooked Rugs for the 21st Century, by


One of the great voices in primitive rug hooking, Cynthia Norwood shares her knowledge based on 35 years of experience, study, and design success, and makes primitive rugs accessible for the 21st century hooker:

  • What makes a good primitive rug--basic techniques, patterns, colors, and designs
  • Fabric choices and color planning
  • Backgrounds and borders
  • Special primitive rugs for weddings, births, and other occasions
  • 7 patterns!

Buy it now HERE!

Introduction to Rug Hooking, by Kris MillerIntroduction to Rug Hooking, by Kris Miller! Our new book for beginning rug hookers has eight appealing step-by-step projects. (Even experienced hookers will love the patterns!) Here you will find a friendly approach, clear instructions, and lots of detailed photos to guide you through the basic techniques that every rug hooker needs to know. By the time you've finished this book, you'll be well equipped for your own unique rug hooking adventure. (It's also a great reference book and a terrific gift!) Order your copy today.

Hooking Animals, by Judy Carter Hooking Animals, by Judy Carter, is a popular Book Club offering, and you will be amazed at the realistic images you find in this photo-rich reference and resource. Follow Judy's clear and detailed instructions for hooking features, textures, and expressions of wild and domestic creatures, and you may amaze yourself at what you are able to accomplish! A great read and invaluable reference. Order your copy today.

Wide Cut Primitive Rug Hooking is a recent Book Club offering—a terrific introduction to these simply designed and popular rugs. Author Wendy Miller writes, "The common bond I feel with the country women of our past is what first attracted me to wide cut, primitive rug hooking." Here you'll find detailed instructions, charming patterns with folk art images, plus tips on using buttons, creating interesting borders, and finishing your rug in a manner that does justice to all of your hard work. Order your copy today!

Scrappy Hooked Rugs, a recent Book Club offering, is selling like hotcakes and already in reprint! Maybe it is because we all have scraps to use up, or maybe it is because this book is a visual masterpiece of gorgeous rugs, or maybe because Bea Brock is an outstanding instructor and she doesn’t hold back anything in teaching her techniques in this book. Whatever the reason, this book is a new top seller and one that every hooker will find useful in so many ways! Order your copy today and find out what all the fuss is about!

Celebration XXIV

Celebration XXIV is here!

And what a celebration it is! A wide range of design styles and stunning techniques from throughout the United States and Canada (23 Canadian rugs this year!). Wonderful individual styles, regional scenes and perspectives, with close-up images that will inspire you to new approaches in your own work. Get your copy here.

And don't forget to celebrate your own favorite hooked rug by voting in our Celebration Readers' Choice Voting. Please help us honor these rug hooking artists by voting for your personal choice of the best of the best!

Know the Scoop!

Get all the latest Rug Hooking News by checking in with our Hooked In blog regularly. This is where we share news from across the country and what’s new at RHM, and some of our staff’s own rug hooking adventures. We also feature giveaways, guest bloggers, and more!

You can now subscribe to Rug Hooking magazine’s digital edition!  That’s right, the magazine you love is now available on your PC, iPad, Android, or iPhone. Just click here to subscribe to our new digital edition. 

You can also order ONLINE ANYTIME: Using the online catalog, you can order Rug Hooking magazine subscriptions and gift subscriptionsback issuesbooks  or, patterns and kits, or renew your subscription securely on this site. Purchase items for yourself, or as gifts for your friends!

All the best,

        —Debra Smith

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From Our Readers

Abstract Rugs (2)

Have you ever hooked an abstract rug? Our January/February 2015 issue is chock full of terrific examples and excellent advice. We'd love to see a photo of your abstract work in our online gallery!

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