Wall hangings awaiting hemming.

Wall hangings awaiting hemming.

Hubby is off traveling for the day.  I am at home working on my wall hangings and awaiting the visit of a patron.  Looking forward to a fun time of talking rug hooking. 🙂

For those of you thinking of trying rug hooking, or interested in rug hooking as an art form, here is a short list of resources for you.  This is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a start…

Rug Hooking Resource List

Fitzpatrick, Deanne – East Coast Rug-Hooking Designs – ISBN 978-1-55109-569-1, Nimbus Publishing Ltd. – 2007

Fitzpatrick, Deanne – Hook Me a Story – ISBN 978-1-55109-279-9, Nimbus Publishing Ltd. – 1999.

Fitzpatrick, Deanne – Secrets of Planning and Designing a Hand Hooked Rug – ISBN 978-1-881982-45-6, Rug Hooking magazine – 2005.

Fitzpatrick, Deanne – Hooking Rugs with Deanne Fitzpatrick – DVD available on her website – Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio.

Deanne also has a YouTube rug hooking channel, and offers online courses on rug hooking.  No matter where you live you can learn to hook rugs! 🙂

Kahle, Karen – maintains a blog, Primitive Spirit, about rug hooking and inspiration.

Kent, William Winthrop – The Hooked Rug
Kent, William Winthrop – Hooked Rug Design
Kent, William Winthrop – Rare Hooked Rugs  (these are older books no longer in print)

Kerr, Wanda – originator of a blog called WandaWorks and an online paid class forum for rug hookers called The Welcome Mat.

Lovelady, Donna – Rug Hooking for the First Time

McGown, Pearl K. – The Lore and Lure of Hooked Rugs
McGown, Pearl K. – You…Can Hook Rugs
McGown, Pearl K. – Color in Hooked Rugs  (these are older books no longer in print)

Moshimer, Joan – The Complete Book of Rug Hooking – Dover Publications – 1989.

Reakes, Lizzie – Beautiful Ragwork

Rex, Stella Ray – Choice Hooked Rugs
Rex, Stella Ray – Practical Hooked Rugs (older books no longer in print)

Ritchie, Heather – author of some really good YouTube videos…such as Guide to Making a Hooky Rug, Guide to Making a Proddy Rug, and Guide to Dyeing.  Heather also has a DVD available from the UK on these subjects.

Shepherd, Gene –  Visit Gene’s website and poke around.  He’s written some high quality books and produced some excellent quality DVDs.

Shepherd, Gene & Jane Olsen – The Rug Hooker’s Bible – The best of an old rug hooking newsletter, modified and expanded on by Gene Shepherd – ISBN 978-1-881982-46-3, Stackpole Magazines – 2006.

Shepherd, Gene – Prodded Hooking for a Three-Dimensional Effect – ISBN 978-1-881982-61-6, Rug Hooking magazine – 2008.

Shepherd, Gene – Prepared to Dye – ISBN 978-1-881982-92-0, Stackpole Books – 2013.

Shepherd, Gene – various DVDs – How to Hook, Ways to Hook, and Dyeing with Gene series.

Gene also offers a very informative paid Internet Rug Camp.  He also maintains a blog and has numerous videos on YouTube.

Turbayne, Jessie – Hooked on Rugs – 2005
Turbayne, Jessie – Hooked Rugs – 1997
Turbayne, Jessie – The Big Book of Hooked Rugs – 2004
Turbayne, Jessie – The Complete Guide to Collecting Hooked Rugs – 2004
Turbayne, Jessie – Hooked Rugs of the Deep South – 2011
Turbayne, Jessie – The Creative Hooker – 2007
Turbayne, Jessie – Hooked Rug Treasury – 1997
Turbayne, Jessie – The Hooker’s Art – 1997

Wulfraat, Heidi – originator of one of the largest free online rug hooking forums, Rug Hooking Daily.

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These are just some of the resources out there on the subject of rug hooking.  You can check my sidebar for other rug hooking blogs.  And if you know of other resources not listed here, feel free to add them in the comments.  That includes books, magazines, videos (links to YouTube), DVDs, blogs, etc.  Anything that might inspire people in relation to rug hooking…

Meanwhile, I’m back to cleaning up my sunroom studio.  Halfway there!

Hope everyone has a great day! 🙂

Cleaning up the studio!

Cleaning up the studio!

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