Thursday, December 30, 2010


Magazines can be a great source of information for us in our rug hooking endeavors. They can provide patterns, dye recipes, techniques and and other important and helpful bits. Some can be found on the magazine racks at your local store. Some are available only by subscription. Here are three that are recommended:

Rug Hooking Magazine has been around the longest and is probably the most well known of them all.  They have articles about traditional and primitive hooking, and lots of nationally known rug hookers have written for them.

The Wool Street Journal is a relative newcomer to the arena and they cater exclusively to the primitive hooker. They do stories about rug hooking groups around the country, and inclulde lists of vendors where rug hooking supplies are available for purchase.

Create & Decorate almost always has a free rug hooking pattern in each issue, as well as punch needle designs that can be enlarged for hooking. They have patterns for other primitive crafts that are fun to make as well. 

If you've never tried these magazines before, pick up a copy (or send away for one) and give it a try - it might just contain the inspiration you need for your next project! You might even drop hints to your family about receiving a subscription for a birthday gift or some other occasion  - wouldn't that be great?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gayle, I've just ordered some hooking books from Amazon .com and I can't wait for them to come in. One is The Hooking Bible by Jane Olson and Gene Shepherd and the other one is Pictorial Hooked Rugs by Jane Halliwell Green. I can't wait for them to come in. I love all the photos in your slide show. That colorful cat is awesome and Dulcy's clutches are little treasures. Do you also do pottery?