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January/February 2010


Expert rug hookers share their wisdom and experience through invaluable tips and techniques in this issue. From planning your color scheme and dyeing in a crockpot to hooking words in yarn and sizing your pattern, the information within these pages is a treasure trove that never runs out. Whether you are a pro or just starting out, sharpening your tools or working up your first rug, you can improve your skills by reading up on tried-and-true techniques from these authors. In addition to rug hooking advice, you can find great ideas for patterns, especially the exclusive Uncle Sam rug which helps you celebrate Presidents' Day in patriotic style.

Table of Contents

Fit for a President
by Gene Shepherd

Santa Fe Crossing
by Barb Carroll

Celtic Knots
by Judy Taylor

Becoming Your Own Teacher, Part 2
by Mary Anne Wise

Exclusive Pattern: Uncle Sam
by Sally Kallin/Pine Island Primitives

Beyond Our Borders: Portrait in Sepia
by Connie Bradley

Ask the Experts: The Rapid Resizer
by Jane Halliwell Green

Reader's Gallery: Nancy Raybould
by Lori Myers

Elements: Backgrounds: A Difficult Design Challenge
by Gail Dufresne

Camps & Workshops: Tomorrow's Heirlooms
by Susan Feller

Canadian Connection: Shelburne Traveling Show
by Rita Jenkins and Marian Specter

Colors to Dye For: Crockpot Dyeing
by Wanda Kerr

First Rug: Little Buckingham/Patricia Stone
by Dana Monlish



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