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January/February 2022

Volume XXXIII, Number 4

Updated January 06, 2022
JanuaryFebruary 2022

On the Cover: Fruits of the Earth, hooked by Amzi Collins.

A new year, a new opportunity for inspiration! If you have been thinking about hooking a portrait, read how Tammy Pavich met her challenges by re-thinking her approach to this difficult rug hooking design. If you love hooking AND you love punching, Rebecca Martin has the perfect project for you, combining both—a coin pillow (heads and tails). This issue kicks off a new series of article focusing on backgrounds—who doesn’t need a few new ideas for that? And to fight the winter doldrums, hook A Cup of Herb Tea, or make yourself a charming Easter Egg in sumptuous pastels. This issue will warm your cold winter days with projects and rug hooking stories. Be sure to get your copy!


Fruits of the Earth
My 20 Year Journey with an Art Nouveau Portrait
by Amzi Collins

Taking Liberties with Portraiture
Colors Add the Charm
by Tamara Pavich

Abstract Rugs
For a Change of Pace
by Susan M. Cunningham

To Punch or To Hook?
Two Sides of the Same Coin
by Rebecca Martin

A Pandemic Fix
Or, Is a Hooked Rug Ever Really Finished?
by Karl Gimber

Rug Design
Going Beyond the Photograph
by Martha Rosenfeld

The Sound of One Hand Crafting
My Experiences after Hand Surgery
by Agnes Durda

A Rug Hooking Exclusive: Single Paisley
by Lisanne Miller/W. Cushing & Co.

Beautiful Backgrounds
Part One of a Series
by Susan Grant

Destinations: Hooked in the Heartland
by Anne Hoffman

Dear Beginning Rug Hooker
How to Hook a Sunflower Inch Mat
by Gail Dufresne

Blast from the Past: Hook A Cup of Herb Tea
Archives of RHM

Beyond Our Borders: Winter Doldrums?
by Sharon Oppegard

Readers’ Gallery: Jean Ottosen
by Jean Ottosen

Ask the Experts
Part 2 of a series on finishing techniques
by Carol Shewan

Artful Color : The World’s Most Wonderful Wool
by Wanda Kerr

First Rug on the Last Page: Willie
by Suzy Halloran


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