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January/February 2011

Stories aren't just for books; hooked rugs have inspiring tales to reveal through their designs. This January/February 2011 issue highlights inspiring lives like that of Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of the first African-American poets to be published in books in America, and Ardemia Negro, who grew up in pre-war Italy, mastering countless crafts before becoming a natural at rug hooking later in life. You will also find two great articles on punch needle work that will help you mix up your rug hooking style, and you won't want to flip past Emily K. Robertson's anecdote about hooking a stair carpet.

Table of Contents

A Tale of Two Portraits
by Donna Hrkman

A Celebration of Punch Needle Hooking
by Maddy Fraioli

Ardemia Negro
by Alma Negro

All's Well that Ends Well
by Emily Robertson

Exclusive Pattern: Calico Cat
by Nancy Jewett/Fluff and Peachy Bean

Beyond Our Borders: Punchneedle Napkins
by Marinda Stewart

Ask the Experts: Hooking Large Rugs
by Eloise Mohrman

Reader's Gallery: Life Stories
by A.M. Littenberg

Dear Beginning Rug Hooker: Thirty (Fun!) Plaids and a Plain
by Laurie Wiles

Camps & Workshops: Ontario Hooking Craft Guild 45th Annual Convention
by Marjorie Duizer

Canadian Connection: Linking the Past to the Present
by Judy Brockie

Colors to Dye For: A Lesson on One-Pot Dyeing
by Wanda Kerr

First Rug: Biba's Village/Linda Hetherington
by Melinda Russell


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