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Deanne Fitzpatrick shows you some great tips when rug hooking.
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How to Hook Rugs
The good thing about rug hooking is that they really when you begin, there’s only one stitch to learn. You don’t have to learn a whole bunch of fancy stitches. You don’t have to have a whole bunch of fancy needles. All you need is a rug hook, a pair of scissors, a piece of backing which could be a linen or piece of burlap, and some wool cloth I uses a small hook, I use a medium hook for everything it just a fine hook and basically I take that strip of wool the way that we just cut up and I put the, I put the wool through my fingers the strip of wool through my fingers this is on a number a cut.
And when I was a kid I used to crochet or if you’ve ever knit, it feels very similar to that, you just sort of threading the wool through these two fingers and you sort of holding on to it with your thumb. Like I put that hand underneath my frame, and I hold my hook like I would hold the pencil and I put my hook down and I’m catching the wool and I’m lifting it up and I bring my end to the surface and I bring it up about two inches. You put your hook down and you almost wrap that wool around the hook. So I make the hole nice and big then I slipped it up through the hole.
Sometimes people try this, pull it up and then they get it caught on the linen itself. What you really want to make sure is that you open up that hole; sometimes you can even turn your handle a little circle open up nice and wide. It’s the difference between get in through a close door and open door each going to open up right up. So you’re hooking along in a straight line and on this window I’m going to turn to corner. And all you do to turn the corner is just change, follow the line and change the direction of which you hook, very simple.
So I finished that strip right there I’m going to clip it off even. And I’m going to—when I finished off the strip I often bring a new strip off in the same hole. And that gives me two strips in there in the one hole. Then I just keep hooking it along, all you really need to think about is filling in the area that you’ve outlined to for yourself, in this stocking. So you may find it easier to hook in line so you may find it easier to move about you can hook anyway you like.