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Finishing Makes the Rug

Ask the Experts

By: Rachelle Leblanc

The success of any finishing technique relies on three things: its discretion, its purpose, and its workmanship. In the competitive world where hand-hooked art is finding its way into museum collections and art gallery exhibitions, it is important to have high quality workmanship not only on the surface of the rug but also in its finishing.

Unhappy with the general techniques used on many of my early rug hooking projects, I set out to find a simple yet effective finish that would not only look great in exhibition but also give my work a clean edge and protect it from wear. The gallery finish is the result of those experiments.

This article is from the January/February 2013 issue. For more information on our issues, check out our issues page.


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is there anyway to download the entire article ???? Finishing Makes the Rug, ask the experts - Jan/Feb 2013.... I can not easily locate the issue as it has somehow become lost in the upheaval of having an adult child move back in. Any help would be appreciated. LOL if not, I will just punt.


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