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March/April/May 2022

Volume XXXIII, Number 5

Updated February 16, 2022
MarchAprilMay 2022

On the Cover:
Monarch Memories, designed and hooked by Janine Broscious.

Spring is on the way, so start watching for those green leaves, wildflowers, robins, and butterflies! Janine Broscious gives us a wonderful monarch design in this issue, sure to brighten any room. Gwen Dixon shares a sweet bird nest project that includes many textile techniques. We show you the Readers’ Choice winners from Celebration 31 and provide a punch needle pattern just in time for International Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day. And we’re pleased to show you a few of the spectacular Fairy Tale rugs now underway. Amazing work, amazing project. Two more wonderful projects wrap up this issue: Scandinavian Stag, by Neysa Russo, and a primitive piece designer Laurie Lausen calls Prairie Flower Runner. Something for everyone—so enjoy the new season with some new projects!


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Beautiful Backgrounds
Part Two of a Series
by Susan Grant

Shine!     
A Special Pattern for International Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day
by Rebecca Martin

Hooked on Fairy Tales      
Once Upon a Time . . .
By Robin Rennie

Rock Star
How to Hook a Rock
by C. Susan Ferraro

Monarch Memories          
Inspired by Butterflies
by Janine Broscious

Finding Rag Time in the Gallery
Embracing the Space
by Nadine Flagel
           
Readers’ Choice: And this year’s Readers’ Choice winners are . . .  Drum Roll!!!
by Staff of RHM
           
2020 Remembered           
A Ribbon Rug Journal
by Laura Salamy

Artful Color: Painting with The World’s Most Wonderful Wool
A wooly palette
by Wanda Kerr     

Designer Showcase: Prairie Flower Runner   
Natural Dyes And A Primitive Design   
by Laurie Lausen/The Wooly Red Rug

Ask the Experts: A Good Finish, Part Three        
Part 3 of a Series on Finishing Techniques
by Carol Shewan

Beyond Our Borders: Scandinavian Stag
Felt or hook this magnificent creature
by Neysa Russo    

Destinations: Woolly Good Rug Hooking Retreat & Festival 2022
by Lisa Meecham

Dear Beginning Rug Hooker: Baby Bird
Hook, proddy, felt, and stitch for spring
by Gwen Dixon
               
Readers’ Gallery: Punching: A Thread Between the Past and Future
Whats old is new again
by Micah Clasper-Torch      

First Rug on the Last Page: North Shore Campsite
by Debbi Luedtke

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