Volume XXXIII, Number 4
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!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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
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
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.
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