wool rug hooking

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    My sister and I are wanting to learn how to make hooked wool rugs. Can anyone recommend where to get a small starter kit or project? I've found some online places but they are really expensive. I hate to invest tons of money until we figure out how to do it. Would love a pillow or wall hanging project to start with and would prefer something animal oriented (like dog, cat or chicken, of course). [​IMG]
     
  2. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    My Mom taught me rug hooking a while back. She and my father are constant hookers. Tryrughookersnetwork.com/jacqueline-designs. They have small canvases, and a great rooster. You need kits that come with the wool strips for beginners. Later you can get the wool cutter and start combing tag sales and goodwills for cheap skirts and slacks to cut yourself.
    This art form has had a rebirth and there are many camps and clubs. You are the first one I have seen on this forum in the year I have been on.
    Good luck.
     
  3. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think last months Mother Earth's News had an article about this. They also suggested going to GoodWill, Salvation Army, etc. to get old wool blankets, clothes, etc. I will have to go and find the article so I can tell you exactly what month it was. It definitely got me interested!

    Good Luck!

    Shelly
     
  4. ntiveheart

    ntiveheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    they have inexpensive little kits at walmart. if you have a michael's or joanne's near you, you can pick them up there as well. it's fun to latch hook........very relaxing and the bonus is, even while relaxing, you're doing something productive! have fun and let us know how you're doing with it!
     
  5. country lady

    country lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a nice magazine that Books-A-Million carries. It is among the quilting books here. If I didn't have so many projects, I would like to learn too.
     
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I've seen the yarn latch hook kits at Joann's and I remember doing it as a child. I have a cousin doing the wool strip rug hooking and I think it's so cool. Those are the kits I'm looking for.

    Thanks for the web link. I've already poked around on the website and it's fabulous.

    Thanks for the help all!
     
  7. Daniel Marshall

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    I have several shops of wool rugs. But I don't know that how to make it. Thanks for the contribution.[​IMG]
     
  8. Daniel Marshall

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    I will back on this post for your help.[​IMG]
    Good luck!
     
  9. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have started shopping around for rug kits as well. I love fiber arts, and my Mom did a bunch of rug hooking when I was younger.
    Etsy has a lot of really cute kits. Ebay does as well, and they are fairly inexpensive.
    On Etsy, these are some cuties:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/7461908...=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/7624375...=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade
    I found a lady on my local Craigslist who was selling them for $2 a kit, but they smelled like cigarettes & were covered in cat hair.

    I will be following this thread, as I am also interested in getting started.
    The man in my life is doing a 2,663 mile hike this April, and I need LOTS of projects to keep me busy until his return in October.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Wow. This thread is two years old. How on earth did you find it?
     

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