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A Firm Foundation

Ask the Experts: Which backing is best for you?

By: Green Mountain Hooked Rugs

Double ply

A friend recently told us that he “never argues religion, politics, or backings.” Spoken like a true rug hooker, don’t you think?

While we agree that people tend to have their favorites, there are some backings that are better suited for certain projects. It is important to understand the features of each as you make decisions on which one to use. The purpose of this article is not to tell you which backing is best because there is no right answer to that question! It all depends.

Green Mountain Hooked Rugs is a five-generation, family-owned business. Their retail store is in Montpelier, Vermont, where they sell a wide variety of rug hooking supplies including bolt wool, hand-dyed wool, patterns, and equipment. They own and operate Green Mountain Rug School, an annual event in June. While honoring the traditions of the past, they are focused on expanding traditional practices and exploring new techniques in rug hooking.

This article is from the March/April/May 2017 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.

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