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September/October 2021

Volume XXXIII, Number 2

Updated August 19, 2021
September-October 2021

On the Cover:

From the August Series, designed by Heather O’Hara and hooked by Debra Smith

Birds and bugs and bittersweet, Indian corn and tomatoes—this issue is chock full of delights. Michele Wise shows us how she makes her charming birdhouses and Michelle Palmer shares a fun pattern of a stylish bird design, and—even better!—gives suggestions on color planning that design to depict your  favorite bird. Expert rug hooker Nadine Flagel shares her unique technique for intricate value shading and Hetty van Gurp gives us a sneak peek into the world of Tancook Island, Nova Scotia. Our fall issue is full of patterns and articles for your autumn pleasure. Pour yourself a cup of hot cider and settle in for a treat!


Celebration 32
Call for Entries

Soncody Road Cherry Picker
A flock of birds to hook from one pattern
by Michelle Palmer
A Monochromatic Punched Rug
A photo of my mother
by Kathy Donovan

Hooked on Tancook Island
A rug hooker moves to a tiny offshore island, falls in love with her new home, and rediscovers her art
by Hetty van Gurp
Hooked Birdhouse
Give your feathered friends a woolen domicile
by Michele Wise
Color Entomology
A natural history series—for the wall and the lapel
by Hayley Perry
Coding Value
Binge watching and rug hooking belong together
by Nadine Flagel

Seasons at the Parris House
Inspiration for design
by Elizabeth Miller/Parris House Wool Works
Summer Abundance
Large, medium, and small—just the right size for the purpose
by Debra Smith, editor, RHM

Maple Leaf
by Lisanne Miller/W. Cushing & Co.

Artful Color: Design and Critique
by Wanda Kerr

Readers’ Gallery: Inspired in Avignon
by Tamara Pavich
Blast from the Past: How to hook Harvest Corn
Archives of RHM
Dear Beginning Rug Hooker: Scattered Leaves
by Joanne Page
Canadian Connection: Front Doors
by Patti Colen
First Rug on the Last Page: Three Birches/Karen Merker
by Arlene Merker


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