Welcome to Rug Hooking Magazine

June/July/August 2014

On the cover: The Wrong Box by Peg Irish. Peg was inspired by an Egyptian pattern to create this piece for a 1993 exhibit at the Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Also in this issue, the Celebration Readers' Choice Winners! Bust that stash with small-scale portraits, tell your story in folklife rugs, learn how to create useful 10-value swatches, and see the world through the eyes of a Maine fisherman's wife. Check out the June/July/August 2014 issue today!

 

 

 


Wide Cut Primitive Rug Hooking is our newest 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!

 

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

Welcome Rugs (34)

Welcome rugs - Do you have one? Have you hooked one? Send us a photo and the story behind it! The half-round welcome rugs, or threshold rugs, are a time-honored tradition in the world of hooked rugs, dating back to the 18th century. As far back as the early 1900s, possibly earlier, hookers could buy commercial patterns for these threshold rugs. They are a part of our history. Are welcome rugs, especially the half-round design, still popular with rug hookers? We'd like to see what is happening these days with this charming, quaint style of rug. Share your rug with our readers. Important Note: There are two ways you can leave your contact information. You can leave your name and email address for all viewers to see. Or, if you choose not to have that information public, be sure to click the "No" button in the "Name and E-mail Public" section.
 

Rugs with a Theme of Conservation (5)

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

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.
 

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.
 

Punch Needle Rugs (25)

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.
 

Patriotic Rugs (8)

Show your pride of country! Post your patriotic-themed rugs here.
 

Needle Felting in a Rug (4)

Have you added needle felted elements to a rug? Share photos of your completed projects here.
 
Have you created rugs based on designs from molas? We'd love to see your colorful creations!
 

Hooking with Yarn (19)

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

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.
 

Christmas Trees (5)

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!
 

Lyrical Mats (14)

Do you have a rug inspired by a favorite song? Upload a photo of you rug and share them with "Our Readers." We look foward to seeing your lyrical mats!
 

Rugs for Grandchildren (8)

Show us the rugs you have created for your grandchildren.
 

Sepia Toned Rugs (4)

Please share your monochromatic brown-toned rugs.
 
Important Note: There are two ways you can leave your contact information. You can leave your name and email address for all viewers to see. Or, if you choose not to have that information public, be sure to click the "No" button in the "Name and E-mail Public" section.