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November/December 2013

Embrace the Christmas spirit in this November/December 2013 issue by hooking the exclusive Tomte, the Elf pattern or learning how to make punchneedle ornaments. These articles give you the chance to continue the story of the 25th Anniversary Rug, learn about hooking up postcard sized mats, and admire a themed collection of lighthouses. You can even revisit literary classics with the eyes of a rug hooker by finding references to rugs in beloved novels like Anne of Green Gables and Little House on the Prairie. These articles will certainly convince you to snuggle up for the winter and read up on and hook some great rugs.

Table of Contents

Jen Lavoie
by Paulette Hackman

Postcard Impressions
by Maddy Fraioli

Mats That Matter (to You)
by Debbie Ballard

Flea Market Finds
by Nancy Zeppelin Parcels

Literary Rugs
by Sue Lange

The 25th Anniversary Rug
by Debra Smith

Exclusive Pattern: Tomte, the Elf
by Kris Miller/Spruce Ridge Studios

Dear Beginning Rug Hooker: Sheep in the Hills
by Mary Johnson/Designs in Wool

Canadian Connection: Lighthouses of Newfoundland and Labrador
by Joan Foster

Reader's Gallery: Harriet Shapiro's Shelf Mats
by Harriet Shapiro

Beyond Our Borders: Punchneedle Star Christmas Ornament
by Marinda Stewart

Questions and Answers from Wanda's Dye Kitchen
by Wanda Kerr

Ask the Experts: Replicating an Antique Rug
by Mary Lynne Naples

First Rug: Mother and Child/Lynne Bresselaar
by Melinda Russell


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