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
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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