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June/July/August 2022

Volume XXXIV, Number 1

June-July-August 2022

On the Cover:
Cherry Blossoms, designed and hooked by Susan Grant. For more about this rug, see page 6.

Summertime flowers, summertime energy. This summer issue brings you a whole passel of intriguing articles. Have you ever hooked your pet cat? Check out Susan Cunningham’s gallery of cat portraits. Perhaps you will be inspired to render your feline in wool.  If you are like all the rug hookers I know, you have an overload of leftover noodles and wool strips. You will appreciate how one of us tames those bits and bobs—I might just follow her lead with my leftover worms. Lucy Welsh and friends visited their local fair and were inspired to hook rugs—what a great source of inspiration! If you are looking for a primitive rug to hook during these summer months, take a look at the antique flower basket pattern we have for you. A basket of flowers in the summertime? Perfect!


Beautiful Backgrounds
Part Three of a Series
by Susan Grant

Noodle Control
How One Clever Rug Hooker Keeps Those Pesky Leftovers Under Control
by Kathleen Eckhaus

Cats, Cats, and More Cats
Abstract, Realistic, or Cartoonish
by Susan M. Cunningham

Stories in Wool
Sisters Practicing Their Crafts
by Katherine Hitchcock

I Saw It at the Fair
A Rug-Hooking Challenge
by Lucy Walsh
The Value of a Pencil Crayon Drawing
Color Planning a Lily
by Debbie Ballard
Meandering into the Abstract
Take a Break from Realism
by Sharon Hanford Oppegard

Designers Showcase: The Butlers
A Rug-Hooking Fairy Tale      
by Deana David/Ribbon Candy Rug Hooking

Dear Beginning Rug Hooker: Colorful Leaves
From Summer to Autumn to Whimsical
by Gwen Dixon

Beyond Our Borders: Stitching Stories of Love in Fabric and Thread
by Kathy J. Gaul/Meetinghouse Hill Designs

Canadian Connection: A Rug-Hooking Challenge
by Robin Whitford

Ask the Experts: A Good Finish
Part 4 of a Series on Finishing Techniques
by Carol Shewan

Artful Color: Tools for Transformation
by Wanda Kerr

Blast from the Past: Appliqué Flower Basket 
by Cherylyn Brubaker/Hooked Treasures

First Rug on the (Almost) Last Page: Floralia
by Stephanie Rose Bird


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