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January/February 2017

Do you doodle when you are bored? One creative rug hooker turns her intricately detailed doodles into fabulous hooked rugs! Donna Hrkman unveils a new portrait that you just won’t believe; Janine Broscious shows us all how to reveal our happy thoughts through our textile art. We show you the next chapter of Cheryl Orcutt’s room-sized rug, Allure, a masterpiece developing before our eyes. And, designer Karen Larsen shares her secrets on how she hooks snow, so appropriate for this winter issue. That is only a taste of what you will find in this issue—look inside for so much more! 

The January/February issue of Rug Hooking magazine includes:

A Rug Hooking Exclusive!

The Shelburne Mermaid
Exclusive Pattern: A classic design updated for 2017!
by W. Cushing & Co./Joan Moshimer

A man, a cityscape, a rug
by Donna Hrkman

Enjoy Life
Words to live by lead to a rug
by Janine Broscious 

Chasing Down a Textile Story
The McDonald sisters of Gilmer County, West Virginia
by Susan L. Feller

Will She or Won’t She?
Colors, colors, and more colors
by Cheryl G. W. Orcutt

From Clay to Fiber
Hooking the world in 3D
by Leigh Glenn

Fish Gotta Swim
Rug hookers gotta love Charles Houska
by Tamara Pavich

Doodles and Designs
A rug hooker finds her muse
by Margaret Baack

Dear Beginning Rug Hooker
The Night Visitor
by Karen Larsen

How to Hook Rugs
A Rug Hooking Primer
by Donna Hrkman

Ask the Experts
Dyeing with Skirt Linings
by Karl Gimber

Colors to Dye For
An Unexpected Background
by Wanda Kerr

Readers' Gallery
The Hooking Artistry of Carol Koerner
by Leigh Glenn

Beyond Our Borders
Wool Creations from Scraps
by Sharon A. Smith​

Canadian Connection
Painting with a Hook
by Kathy Thornhill

First Rug
My First Hooking/Shirley Chapman
by Melinda Russell


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