Rug Hooking

by Sara-Beth Black:

Rug Hooking originally started in the 1800’s using wool fabric
cut in strips and hooked thru a backing made from an old feed sack.
This is NOT latchhook or punch hook or punch needle. Using burlap,
monks cloth, or primitive linen as a backing, I draw the design I want
to hook. Most of my pieces are rugs that are actually used on the floor
so I hook with 100% wool fabric for durability. I use wool fabric off
the bolt that I dye as well as recycled wool from garments that I get
at thrift shops, then overdye.



0:25   Getting ready to hook

4:54   Showing both hands thru the screen

7:23   Under the hoop

9:08   Square, Circles and Stars, oh my

21:34  Blocking your piece

32:50  Ways to finish your piece


SaraBeth is at Friends and Fiberworks on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Purchase a kit and SaraBeth will provide you with an hour’s instruction as well as making frames, etc., available to rent/month.  Friends and Fiberworks is located at 19 Westridge Marketplace in Candler, NC 28715.  (Just outside of Asheville.)

A new Etsy shop is under development.  Please check MountainWoolSaraBeth on Etsy frequently to see new designs and new wool color palettes.  Also coming soon will be a needle punch tutorial and the supplies needed.  

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