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September/October 2022

Volume XXXIV, Number 2

Updated September 21, 2022
SeptemberOctober 2022

On the Cover:
Duncan Rug by Pat Dodge. For more about this rug, see page 18.

Speaking of tradition: this issue features a host of projects that exemplify the wide-ranging styles and techniques, as well as the top-tier contributors, we’ve made the cornerstone of the magazine. Cute and clever Halloween nesting dolls and a moody pumpkin moon set the stage for the spooky season. Innovative “Primilistic” techniques, artful Duncan rugs, and graffiti-inspired designs expand your horizons. We also travel from New Mexico to the Canadian coast in search of local inspiration. 


Celebration 33 Call for Entries

Primilistic Rug Hooking
A Twist in Primitive Hooking
by Lucy Walsh

Halloween Nesting Dolls
Let’s Have Some Three-Dimensional Fun
by Carol Koerner

Two Hookers and a Guy Named Duncan
Fascinating Rhythm and Geometric Design
by Kathleen Harwood and Devin Ryder

Too Hook or To Burn?
Deciding the Fate of a Crooked Pattern
by Gene Shepherd

Art or Scars?
Rug Hooking Inspired by Urban Graffiti
by Susan Gaby-Trotz

Searching for My Visual Language
Tiny Painting Leads to Hooked Mats
by Hayley Perry

Collaborating with an Indigenous Artist
Ask Permission, Show Respect
by Laura Salamy

Designer’s Showcase: The Pretentious Pumpkin
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!
by Julie Thomas/The Old Tattered Flag

Blast from the Past: How to Hook Pumpkin Moonshine
With a lesson on inspiration from famous painters
Archives of RHM

Ask the Experts: A Good Finish, Part Five
Part 5 of a Series on Finishing Techniques
by Carol Shewan

Artful Color: A Wild Adventure in the Dye Pot
Ready to Explore with Color?
by Wanda Kerr

Readers’ Gallery: Hope Comes in an Array
Inspired by Alma
by Charlie Dalton

Canadian Connection: Maritime Heritage
Hooking Three Generations of Master Boat Builders
by Kelly Laaper

Dear Beginning Rug Hooker: The Paisley Project
The Case of the Vanishing Paisley
by Vicki Cameron

First Rug on the Last Page: Saltbox House
by Lana Armstrong


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