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Rug Hooking Patterns – A Creative Fiber Art Form

There are different styles of hooking rugs artistically and some of these these include the primitive, realistic, abstract, geometric and the Waldoboro, styles. Rug hooking kits help in creating different patterns of rugs that are quite simple and quick to weave.

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Rug Hooking Patterns - Varied Styles and Designs

The primitive style of rug hooking patterns is the easiest one to do. This pattern uses large woolen strips, which are at least, a quarter inches wide. Most of the designs are basic, and your child’s coloring book can give you a lot of ideas for primitive rugs. The realistic pattern, on the other hand, uses precise woolen strips about 3/23 inches to 1/8 inches wide. The main goal of hooking pattern is to make the rug look realistic as possible using different shades of each color. Normally white wool is used which can later be dyed. The abstract or the geometric pattern is also a beginners Style which uses squares, circles, triangles, diamonds, or other geometrical figures as objects. The width of the yarn used can vary depending upon your object. In Waldoboro rug hooking patterns, the rug is hooked on wool back rather than backing on burlap. After the object is weaved, the hooked wool is cut and sculpted to create a three-dimensional design.

Primitive Rug Hooking - Techniques and Designs

Like other crafts and sewing projects, primitive rug hooking is remarkably easy to understand, and one can get easily involved in the project. This style of rug hooking uses a technique called latch hook that pulls little loops of yarn through the backing. When you create a rug, the entire canvas is covered with wool or, you can also include fabric at the back. They can also be stuffed to create attractive throw pillow. The technique involves hooking the yarn to the mesh back to form different designs. The single strands of yarn look the pile of the rug. Then with the help of rug hooking tool, make a loop in a small piece of yarn and then extend the hooking tool through the yarn loop and the mesh, and then pull the thread by itself to form a knot. The process is continued to complete the object. Happy Janck, Halloween stroll, pumpkin man, harvest angel, Helga the witch, Uncle Sam with Sheep, Matlida, Henry the cat, primitive sunflower, Tilda, Frieda the friendly witch, etc are some of the popular primitive rug hooking designs.

Rug Hooking frame - Useful Ones

A rug framework helps the designer to weave the rug to the correct size and makes the design solid, durable, and handmade. A hooking frame is usually rectangular in shape that looks like a picture frame. It is supported by a stand that holds the body of the frame up which are also called as gripper rug frame. They can be rotated in all angles which makes the weaving easy and quick. The frames are available in various sizes and shapes that you choose according to your weaving design. 360 rug hooking frame is one of the standard frames that are convenient and helps to create many artistic elements on the rugs darned easily.

Written by Nelly Kendrick

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