Wednesday, February 03, 2010

rug hooking

I've been wanting to learn how to rug hook with wool for years now and I think I'm ready to finally learn. I purchased a book called Rug Hooking for the First Time that seems good. Those of you that already do this, any other recommendations for me? I don't have any rug hooking stores near me at this time I don't think I want to drive hours and hours to take a class. I'd like to start on my own and then invest the money in classes if I like it.

Thanks!

7 comments:

Deb said...

I'm just about to learn this too (I take my first class next week). There are some great videos on YouTube. I can't remember the gentleman's full name offhand, but I believe it's Gene. He has some great videos that would get you started. The first one I looked at showed both what goes on on the top and on the bottom of your piece. I haven't had time to look at the rest of them, but someone who turned me on to the whole rug hooking thing said that these videos are really good.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Margie, if you haven't been to Lori's site, she's a good reference w/some nice links. Her hooking is stunning.

http://farmhousenotforgotten.blogspot.com/

Sweet Stitchin, errr-I mean hooking:)

Vonna said...

Gene Shepherd on YouTube just type in either Gene Shepherd or Rug Hooking. I would also recommend his website. On his website he also has a set of Instructional CD's that take you through it. Highly recommend him. Also, if you have a wool shop in your area, I'd call ask about things, etc, a lot of times they will give you a free "lesson" when you purchase the stand, etc. Good Luck! I was all hot and heavy into getting started in this last fall, but I need to put 4 kids through college first :) It's a bit expensive.

Margaret said...

I'm so glad you asked. :D I'd love to learn too, and like you I'd rather do it on my own. My current problem is how close together to put those loops. lol!

Kelly said...

OK you have to bring that in!! I love the projects on Forgotten Farm. I think rug hooking could be up my alley but I am not going to start anything new.

Casa Pearl said...

Don't forget to check out your local adult education program. That's how I took a class in a nearby town and it was very reasonable as it included the project materials.

Siobhan said...

I'd love to learn, too, so have been watching You Tube videos. Good luck with it!