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March/April/May 2020

Updated March 03, 2020

On the Cover:
Red Sky at Morning, designed and hooked by Nancy Samuels.

This issue is chock full of information and projects. You can take a mini–workshop from Ellen Banker as she shows us how to make hooked speech bubbles. Perhaps you are intrigued by how to depict light in a hooked rug—Sibyl Osicka can help you with that. Do you have spare bedsheets around the house? Consider turning them into a rug as a way of upcycling them. Create a bird nest, hook a family heirloom, and learn how to dye for a sepia rug. You will find all that and more in these pages. Perfect spring projects for all of us!

Do Something Amazing
Create a speech bubble
by Ellen Banker

A Journey of Forty Years
Creating pattern repeats for rug 
hooking design
by Maddy Fraioli

May I have the Envelope, 
Readers’ Choice Celebration 29
by Staff of RHM

Rug Hooking in the 
Chosen Spot
Inspired by our home
by Norma Press

The Theft of Comedy
Light—an explosion of color, value, 
and mystery
by Sibyl Osicka

You Hook Rugs with Bedsheets?
Why not? In the grand tradition of rug 
hooking, use what you have
by Laura Salamy

From Photography to 
Hooked Art
Is that a photograph? Or is it hooked?
by Janet Conner

Pretty Bird

by Judy Taylor/Little House Rugs

Hooked Heirlooms
Blast from the Past
by Janet Carija Brandt

The Tree of Life that Lives On
Readers’ Gallery
by Robert Jarrell

Themes and Schemes
Artful Color
by Wanda Kerr

The Charm of Bird Nests
Beyond Our Borders
by Gwen Dixon

Beautiful Butterfly Bench
by Kelly Laaper
Canadian Connection

Happy Butterfly: A pattern
 for beginning punchers
Dear Beginning 
Rug Hooker


First Rug on the Last Page
by Karen Kasprowicz

Editor’s Frame


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