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January/February 2014

This January/February issue promises to delight rug hooking aficionados on all sides, with everything from facts and profiles to an exclusive pattern and innovative design ideas. To educate you on your favorite hobby, this collection features an article from Paulette Hackman with behind-the-scenes information from a wool purveyor's perspective on what makes this craft possible, in addition to a tutorial on how to dye your wool glowing colors from Wanda Kerr. For those pattern seekers, there is an exclusive pattern from Leann Hodgson and Camp Wool Designs. There are also fresh techniques like those from Gail Dufresne, who works with silks, and Susan Elcox, who creates pictoral backgrounds without hooking straight across. Whether you are interested in reading more about your fellow rug hookers and want a personal profile on a pro like Dorris Norman, or hope to see ground-breaking ways to create art like Liz Alpert Fay does with found objects, this edition will keep you up on the best rug hooking practices.

Table of Contents

Exclusive Pattern: Rabbit P.I.
by Leann Hodgson/Camp Wool Designs

Not All Rugs Are Square
by Liz Alpert Fay

The Royal Order of the Radish
by Ellen Banker

Early Hooked Rug Auctions
by Mary Barile

Our Wool People
by Paulette Hackman

The Row Less Traveled
by Susan Elcox

The 25th Anniversary Rug: It's time to get serious
by Debra Smith

Camps & Workshops: Cream City Rug Hooking Guild’s 25th Anniversary
by Joyce Krueger

Ask the Experts: Room-sized Challenges
by Emily K. Robertson

Beyond Our Borders: Hooking with Silk? Why Not?
by Gail Dufresne

Canadian Connection: Doris Norman, Talented Canadian Creator of Phenomenal Rugs
by Maureen McIlwain

Reader's Gallery: Sibyl Osicka Hooks for Animals
by Liz Gordon

Dear Beginning Rug Hooker: Magpie Cherry Pie
by Karen Larsen/Crow’s Foot Farm Designs

Colors to Dye For: Dyeing Glowing Colors
by Wanda Kerr

First Rug (Lauren Smesny Wade)
by Cynthia Norwood


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