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Dorr Mill Store Wool Giveaway

Help us celebrate our 30th year. Some of our favorite advertisers have given us gifts to pass on to you—a selection of lovely wool, a great pattern, a kit for you to hook, and many more surprises! For every issue during our 30th anniversary year, we'll select one lucky reader to win one of these prizes.

Happy Birthday to RHM! Our fourth gift to you, courtesy of Dorr Mill Store, is 10 pieces of 100% wool, each measuring 13" x 17", in a wide selection of neutrals, greens, grays, and blues, valued at $80.

To win, comment below with your favorite color to use in the background!

This contest has ended. Congrats to our winner, Dinahk 3785713!

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Giveaway Rules

- Contest open to US/Canada residents age 18+ only. Void in Puerto Rico, the Province of Quebec, and where prohibited.
- There is a maximum of one entry per person. Commenting on this page will enter you for a chance to win the prize. Duplicate comments will be deleted and will not be tallied.
- Contest lasts from January 2nd–February 28th, 2019.
- You have until February 28th, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST to leave your comment on this page. Comments submitted after the deadline will not be counted.
- The winner will be contacted by the e-mail address provided in their account. Please do NOT leave your e-mail address in the comments – you already provided it when you created your account.


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I like mixed tans and beiges.

decorative pillow,

I love medium values of blues and greens .

I use beiges, tans a lot in the background.

I would use shades of beige for the background

I starting to gravitate to deep browns.

Sometimes I love the warmth of the lights - with many different lights mixed together. Sometimes I love the scrumptious depth of textured browns. Then there are the darks that create a rug with magic in the background - magic that can make a rug look antique, traditional, and exquisite. There are so many beautiful wools, so many colors and when I hook them - each one becomes my new favorite.

I like the pop of black, with blue being second

Blues, blues, always blues!

Variegated blues

My favourite background is a warm collection of beiges, tan and camel wools, including small checks, as in the attached Karen Kahle design. However, I also love a dark background for other rugs, and the excitement that plaid and textured wools give to a rug.

I have used a very dark background in the past, like charcoal black and chestnut brown but lately have had a lot of fun with the lighter hand dyed or even some glen plaids. It is really fun to let the wool do the work and find the shadows and highlights. Really interesting results.

Blues are a favorite background colour. I love to overdye to get richness and variety, combining with different values and textures gives lots of delight for the eye.

I love blues

I love purples for a background!

In addition to hooking rugs, I am a watercolorist, so I tend to make my backgrounds full of life and detail as I would in a painting. Since I do a lot of landscape/floral/outdoor-sy designs, my backgrounds tend to be greens for the vegetation behind my focal point and blues for the skies. Having an interesting background to hook--to me--not only makes hooking the background more interesting, but makes the rug more interesting, too.

Fabric selection would depend on foreground theme. The blues and whites would create a beautiful sky or a scenic winter wonderland. The darker checks hooked would add textural interest to a land scape background mixed in with some greens. Or spot dye some of these woolens to make an interesting background.

I would select a medium gray as the background.


I love using different shades of blues,mauve and shades of green, depending on the design I'm working on.

For floor mats I tend to use overdyed fabrics, mostly blacks with other color undertones. For lanscspes skies with pale blues with hints of pinks and lavender.

I tend to use a fair amount of blue as most backgrounds are landscapes. But I am a bit quirky and tend to go for grey skies as well.

I seem to use blue quite a bit for my backgrounds most of the time but sometimes I use black to emphasis the other colors.

Id like a mixture of blues

Beautiful, quality wool for use in a future project.

I've always been a blue girl.

Love the blues and greens!

I like blues and greens for scenes of water, but I love off-white for backgrounds.

While new, I've done a lot of houses so far - so a blue sky with fluffy white clouds seems to be my go-to.

Blues and neutrals are my favorite. Thank you for the chance! I am enjoying my subscription!

Neutral, blues and greens

My go to background color seems to be in the blue and gray color group.

blues all tones, thanks for the chance!

Love different combinations of green for a background

I do not have a single favorite background color as it varies with each piece.

Blues and greens are my favourite background colours.

I like a pale orange or burgundy. I use a lot of turquoise in my rugs.

Even though I'm just beginning again after a 10 year hiatus, I usually prefer the light neutral colors.

Light blue

My favorite color for background is a dark slate blue/gray


Cream, off-white, light colors.

Cream or blues

Charcoal grey tones for my rugs!

I love using light shades of blue for backgrounds.

Love the soft blues for background!

Those plaids would make lovely winter backgrounds.

I love all the colors for doing skies and backgrounds for landscapes. Happy Anniversary RGM....

Blue or grey is my favourite background colour

Ooooh, I love the checked wool on the top of this bundle. It would make a great background. My favourite colours are all of those luscious blues.

I really like a greenish black as a background

Shades of blue are my go-to for background.

It looks nice.

I haven't hooked many rugs yet but certainly do enjoy it! My favorites are greens and blues!

I would use the greys and whites for a winter sky and some of the blues to show the blue sky peeking out.

I would use the blues here for a background, because there are several and would look interesting if blended. I just received an order of wool textures from Dorr, from their sale. Wonderful!

I love blues, blacks, grays and reds!

Happy Anniversary! And thank you for this opportunity! Winning some Door wool would be amazing. From my included photo Id say my favorite background colors are earth, sky, and beach colors.

Happy 30th Anniversary Rug Hooking Magazine!

My background depends on the project of course but lately I have been using a lot of blues. Happy Anniversary!

I love all blues!

I love blues and grays!

Neutrals and greys for the background are my favorite. A nice pattern white is lovely.

I would always use the grey if possible for the background. Happy Anniversary and many many more!

I love working with greys! Happy Anniversary!!!

Dorr Mill is a wonderful resource for all your rug hooking supplies. Great staff with knowledge of this artform. Beautiful, quality wool.

Anyone one of these colors could be used as a background. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win something!!

I love Purples!

Happy Birthday! I love to work with a blue background. Sky or water or even flowers blue is always my go to color.

My favorite color is soft, pure, snowy white.

I go from one extreme to the other. I either love light backgrounds with creams and beige or I go for dark colors like burgundy or midnight blue.

Happy Birthday RHM, it would be a thrill to win!

I most of the time go with dark. Blacks,blues and a mix of dark colors.Very nice giveaway...

The textured check. It makes a beautiful background. Happy birthday

Happy Birthdat RHM! These colors are beautiful! Imagine trees, sky, snow, grass Happy New Year to all!

Love checkered plaid.

Burnished blue/red


A great mix for someone who loves dyeing wool. So many wonderful possibilities.

I love deep greens like Spruce green with some mottling to add variety and dimension. I love hooking flowers in pinks, mauves, and blues, so the green makes these colour pop. Thanks for such a great magazine that inspires and supports this great craft. Darlene

My backgrounds vary by rug but there is always a lot of slight color and texture variation and some sort of movement to make it more interesting. I love getting each RHM! Thank you so much for producing such a great magazine!

I think my favorite background colors are either black or white and I like to use several colors of each. That makes it more interesting to hook and I think it's more visually attractive.

Background colors depend on what you are Hooking. I have used blue green and also natural color wool.

Like Mother nature herself, I use a wild variety of colors in my backgrounds.

I'm partial to the blues, soft plaids or mixing various intensities.

Brown is probably my favourite background. It is warm to look at.

I am a new hooker, so I don't have many projects under my belt. If I look at my other fiber art projects, I would say my favorite background is sky blue as many of my depictions are of beautiful Torch Lake here in Michigan with fluffy clouds in the blue sky.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! My favorite background colors are deep green brown )

I prefer dark backgrounds, would love to try those shown.

Most of my rugs have deep, rich, dark colors for my backgrounds.

Congratulations on 30 years! I like blue backgrounds and love Dorr Mill wools.

I have not made this yet, but would use a neutral background

I wasn't looking to hook with fabric ribbon but now I'm intrigued. Can't waot to read more.

I am a rug hooking instructor and use Dorr wool for all my projects. I recommend Dorr to all of my students for hooking supplies, wool, etc. Love your store.

I love to use blues and greens in my backgrounds.

I love to use blues or dark brown for background. Happy 30th Birthday Rug Hooking Magazine! I find inspiration in every issue!

Blues and grays Im entering on my birthday.

blue backgrounds

Would love to have the opportunity to add this too supplies and use in a future project. I have been away from Rug Hooking for a few years and am just now starting back into this wonderful craft. Thank you Dorr Mill for giving one of us rug hookers this great gift. Happy 30th Birthday Rug Hooking Magazine. Kate

My favorite background is a light colored texture. I love the interest a texture gives my rug hookings.

I think a shade of lilac would go well with the lovely wools pictured.

I like off white but am new to this and will learn what my favorite colors are.

Of course each project has its own best background, but the last two I did I used Dorr Mills lemongrass. It was just the perfect color for those two.

Usually use light or neutral wool for backgrounds.

Gorgeous wool, perfect for my next project.

Nice, I see a nice warm cabin in the woods on a clear snowy day!

I usually use a variety of beige tones.

I usually like a mottled dark background.

Looks good.


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