Welcome to Rug Hooking Magazine

March/April/May 2014

On the cover: Seeds of Love by Linda Anthony. The lady in yellow was a family matriarch, and Linda commemorates her in this heirloom rug. Also in this issue, Deb Smith completes the 25th Anniversary Rug. Learn to hook in sepia tones and to use values to create dimension. Explore the lives and works of rug artists Roz Chast, Leslie Langille, and Burma Cassidy. Follow along as Angela Possak documents the effects of sun on dyed wool. Find out how changing the background can change the whole look of a piece, and much more! Check out the March/April/May 2014 issue today!


Scrappy Hooked Rugs, our latest 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!


We are very excited to announce that our Rug Hooking app, Stash Magic, is ready for download to your iPad or iPhone! This app has something for everyone, from the ultra-organized hooker who wants to track every piece of wool in her stash, to the artist who wants to try out a few color schemes before committing to wool. You choose to use the features that work for you: find complementary colors in the Color Planner, take a photo of your pattern and try out color plans, keep track of your wool stash, keep a wish list, and much more. With all of its sophisticated features, Stash Magic is a bargain at $4.99; downoad it to your iPad or iPhone right now by clicking here or visiting the App Store.

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!

Sample Rug Beat for FREE! Don't miss any Rug Hooking news. Rug Beat, our online magazine, has all different rug hooking content from RHM. So, just in case you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, we hope you’ll give it a try. The very first issue is now available as a sample issue. Click here to see the sample issue! It’s filled with rug hooking how-to and fascinating tidbits. Rug Beat is published four times a year and you can subscribe now! All of the back issues will be available to you right away. The next new issue will be published in April.

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

Wintery Rugs (18)

We'd love to see your winter-themed rugs! Please share them here.

Punch Needle Rugs (22)

Have you made punch needle rugs or punch needle miniatures? Read about Amy Oxford and the history of punch needle work and admire the classic Oak Leaves and Acorns punch needle napkins in this issue. Then show us what you've done. Upload a photo of one of your punch needle pieces.

Rug Beat Projects (7)

Please share photos of works you've created from projects in Rug Beat, or that were inspired by articles in Rug Beat.

Rugs with a Theme of Conservation (5)

Share rugs that you hooked with a theme of plant or animal conservation in mind.

RHM Pattern Rugs (2)

Have you hooked a rug from a pattern provided in an RHM issue? We would love to see the results! Post your rugs based on RHM patterns here.

Needle Felting in a Rug (4)

Have you added needle felted elements to a rug? Share photos of your completed projects here.

Hooking with Yarn (15)

We'd love to see your projects hooked with yarn. Share them here!

Christmas Trees (4)

Have you hooked a Christmas tree? We would love to see your rendition of this traditional holiday symbol.
Autumn is full of great ideas for rugs! Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the bright Fall colors all provide inspiration for fantastic rugs. Share your autumn-inspired rugs here!
Show us your three-dimensional hooked pieces here!

Sepia-toned Rugs (1)

Please share your monochromatic brown-toned rugs.

Flea Market Finds (1)

What hooking-related finds have you made at flea markets or yard sales? Show us your found hooks, patterns, wool, backings, etc., and share the story behind your score.
Please share rugs that you have hooked to donate to a favorite cause. We would love to hear about the piece and how it was used to benefit a good cause.
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