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Friday, June 11, 2010

My 1st Hooked Rug

Happy Friday to Ya'll!

I have a whole pile of prims to finish but I got a little side tracked and made my first Hooked Rug the other day. I think for the first attempt, it turned out pretty good. I used Black, Brown and Burgundy Wool strips and hooked on Burlap. The Crow and Star were drawn on the burlap by hand as I didn't have a pattern.

I have always wanted to try Rug Hooking but I didn't think I had the tools, nor did I want to buy a bunch of stuff to try it. Low and behold, I was digging around in some craft drawers and found a rug hook, I think I bought it at a sale a few years back just because it was a wooden handled tool, LOL, don't think I even realized it was a rug hook.

My Crow Rug is about 6" x 7"

I had fun making the first one so a started another, this will be a Willow Tree

Now, my only problem is I have no idea how to finish these rugs. Can anyone give me some advice on how to go about finishing the edges/back?

Oh, and you'll never guess what else I found while I was rooting around, a Punch Needle. Yep, so I just might have to give that a try too. I always say, I'll try anything once.

Have a Great Weekend! Traci


  1. Awesome job Traci. I love crows and your rug is the best. I have wanted to try rug hooking for a long time but never have. I just may have to get on the stick and do something about it. Thanks for inspiring me.

  2. Hi Traci:) Impressive for your first attempt. I want to learn how to do this too. One day:)

  3. looks great!crows are my fav.i never done one either ,too afrid too try too.i also would love to try a penny rug but too afaid i will mess that up you did a great job.blessings michelle

  4. That looks great! I've never done one either and am looking at gettin' a book to learn how, that I saw at my fabric store. I love the willow your startin' :0) and the crow would also be perfect in my home! LOL! I've had my eye on penny rugs also, thinkin' I would really like to try that, someday.
    The olde willow


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