SAVE THAT RUG! A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR REPAIRING HOOKED RUGS
by Judy Taylor
Little House Books Auburn, Washington 2020
ISBN: 978-0- 9976712-1-6
From the cover: This book covers practical repairs of the everyday rugs we keep and enjoy. Let’s face it: when you put a rug on the floor, stuff will happen to it! It will get soiled, stained, snagged, moth-eaten, dog-chewed, cat-scratched, and worn on the edges. One of the best things about hand-hooked rugs is that any rug hooker can fairly easily get in and repair the damage from decades of wear and tear. You wouldn’t run a car for 50 or 60 years without a tune-up, right? Often all it takes is a simple tune-up to keep our rugs looking great.
PUNCH NEEDLE RUG HOOKING
Your Complete Resource to Learn & Love the Craft
by Amy Oxford
Schiffer Publishing 2020
ISBN: 978-0- 7643701-5-2
This is the guide you’ll keep at your fingertips while you learn, and throughout your punch needle adventures for years to come. Enjoy Amy’s amazingly effective instruction, tips, inspiration, and in-depth info about every aspect of punch needle rug hooking. Create her colorful contemporary pomegranate project and gingko project, and learn to skillfully turn your work into long-lasting treasures. Learn top secrets about the craft that beginners need, and careful step-by-step photo instructions for doing it right—from choosing your first project’s materials, to creating a lovely result the first time, finishing techniques, mounting, and making your own designs.