Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tips for Dimensional Rug Hooking

Here are a few tips for dimensional rug hooking.
I will be adding to this list
  1. Hook tight. When you go to assemble a 3-d piece you will see the backing if you do not hook tight enough. In fact you will need to pack you loops. A no no in the rug hooking world.
  2. I suggest using a backing close to the same colors that you are using to hook your project. Like brown for my Indian Corn pattern.
  3. So far I prefer using monks cloth (the kind used for swedish weave, it is loosely woven) for my dimensional rug hooking. It is a bit stretchy which can be a bonus.
  4. You can leave the end pieces on your strips of wool (worms) on the under side if you want because they will be inside of your project. In fact my first patterns I suggested to do this.
  5. Try to use plump wool. Scroll down to the Easter Eggs. The very first photo shows some loops that do not lay right. I am sure when you look at the photo you will see which ones I am talking about. This wool was to thin. I am glad I left that Easter Egg that way because it shows what I am talking about very well.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Next Tutorial

I am working on a few things to see if they will work for my next tutorial on Dimensional rug hooking. Want something a beginner could do for this one.

If you have any question about Dimensional Rug Hooking feel free to ask in the comment section under this post or email me.

Stay tuned.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Last Years Online Class

Last Year I offered and online tutorial to the ladies in one of the groups I was involved with. The below pictures are the results of all the hard work of the ladies who completed their Rug Hooked Easter Eggs.

The name of the person who hooked the egg is below each picture.












Some Photos of Dimensional Rug Hooking

Monday, February 16, 2009

What is Dimensional Rug Hooking

I am often asked what Dimensional Rug Hooking is. So here is my attempt to describe this art form.
To me this means a rug hooked, stuffable, three dimensional (3-D) creation.

In the near future I will be having on-line classes on how to create Dimensional Rug Hooked items. These classes will be open to only those who sign up for the class.

I will begin with a beginners class.

You should know how to rug hook. As I will not be teaching the basics of rug hooking.

But I will be teaching a simple project that most rug hookers should be able to complete easily.

Stay Tuned as I hope to have this first project class open soon.



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