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Eye See You: How to hook eyes

By: Judy Carter

Eye See You, 26" x 38", #2-to 6-cut wool on rug warp.  Designed by Leonard Feenan and hooked by Judy Carter, Willow Street, Pennsylvania, 2011.

Editor’s note: In RHM’s January/February 2012 issue, we took a look at how the pattern for Eye See You developed. In this second half of the article, Judy tells us about hooking what she calls “the pattern of my dreams.”

Many people are intimidated by hooking eyes. Don’t be intimidated. Give it a try; it’s easier than it looks.

I approach hooking eyes the way I approach hooking everything. I get a good visual aid, study it closely, gather a large number of wools, and hook what I see. When you use visual aids or photographs for your rug hooking, learn to look at the details. Look closely, and you will see the value changes, shadows, and tiny specks of color. 

This article is from the June/July/August 2012 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.

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