Dear Beginning Rug Hooker: Use templates to design your rugs.
Boating Bunnies, 35" x 24", #4-, 6-, and 8-cut wool on linen. Designed and hooked by Sharon A. Smith, Walnut Creek, California, 2014. I used a curved architect’s ruler to make the cloudy sky background.
How can I design a rug? It is a question that every rug hooker faces, especially beginners looking to step away from commercial patterns. Never fear—templates are here!
Is there a rug design that has been simmering in your brain for ages that refuses to leap onto your linen? Or are you stuck on knowing how to create an interesting background idea or a great border?