Rug Making

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Rug Making

From the beautiful hand-knotted rugs of the Orient to the braided rugs made in log cabins from old clothing, hand-made rugs have been adding a personal and warm touch to our homes for centuries. Crafty Tips is excited to showcase these modern-day rug makers who share their craft by providing free rug making tips, techniques and patterns and offering their hand made rugs for sale.

As an added bonus, all the website owners have included their favorite rug making tips .
Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild

The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild is a non-profit organization, dedicated to promote rug hooking as a fiber art form. It is located in Beaconsfield, 20 minutes from downtown Montreal, Canada. The web site provides information about this rug hooking guide, a gallery of members' rugs, tips on rugmaking, events calendar and a photo album.

Rug Hooking Tip
When hooking in a small area with a limited amount of space or when shading in a small area, remember this: if you zig-zag your loops, it will appear to have more colour and the next colours will fit between the previous loops and you will not get a striped look.
Wicked Wool Primitive Rug Hooking

Wicked Wool offers beautiful hand-dyed wool, wool yarn, primitive rug hooking patterns/projects, supplies, classes and unique gifts for fiber enthusiasts. We also welcome you to come join in on our lively rug hooking blog! Whether it's rug hooking information, wool happenings or a way to freshen up your day... we have you covered.

Crafting Tip
For beginning rug hookers, the most difficult thing is to pull even height loops that are not packed too closely together. Remember that you do not have to pull a loop in every hole of the foundation. In fact, skipping 2-3 holes between loops will likely suffice. For even loop height, remember that loops only need to be pulled as high as the strip you are using is wide. Easily check yourself by comparing a strip laid on its cut side next to your row of hooked loops.