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Our inventory of rug hooking books is extensive and when a new book is available we carry it. Whether you are looking for inspiration, have questions on how to dye, enjoy looking at spectacular rugs, have questions on wool for hooking or just want to learn how to hook we have the book for you.

Our braiding books are well rounded and you will find instructions on how to braid (butted or spiral), how much wool you need, great photos, and patterns for different styles of rugs.

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A CELEBRATION OF HAND-HOOKED RUGS XXV

$25.95

  

This is our 25th anniversary! 76 of the year's best hand
hooked rugs.
136 pages with 77 beautiful rugs

ANTIQUE COLOURS FOR PRIMITIVE RUGS by EMMA LOU LAIS and BARB CARROLL

15.95

  

This book contains formulas for dyeing with Cushing's acid dyes.

BEAUTIFUL BUTTING by DOROTHY PARKS PUTNAM

$6.00

  

Precision in butting is vital to the achievement of high standard of braiding. This booklet, well illustrated with black & white photos, show how to overcome the problems of abrupt and ugly color changes.

BRAIDING WITH BARBARA by BARBARA FISHER

19.99

  

Wool rug braiding with a contemporary flare. 96 pages, 200 photos and illustrations. Follow her step-by-step
instructions for making rugs any size, shape or color. Also includes how to braid a pair of ruggies slippers.

COMBINING RUG HOOKING & BRAIDING by KRIS MCDERMET, CHRISTINE MANGES, DIANNE TOBIAS

49.99

  

This book will teach everyone a clear and creative approach to combining rug hooking and braiding. Plus,
three complete beginning-to-end projects that you can use to practice the integration of hooking and braiding.
270 pages

COMPREHENSIVE DYEING GUIDE by MARYANNE LINCOLN

$24.95

  

All 50 of Maryanne's lessons are offered here in this reissue
of a classic. Novice as well as experienced dyers will love this
book. Complete with how-to instructions and
easy to follow directions on every aspect of dyeing.
144 pages

CREATIVES TECHNIQUES FOR RUG HOOKERS by DONNA HRKMAN

$25.95

  

After you've mastered the basics of hooking and designing rugs, kick your
art up a notch with your own artistic vision and personal touches. The creative
approaches and techniques in this book will help you make every piece extra
special and uniquely yours.
108 pages

DYEING WITH GENE SHEPHERD - DVD - SET OF 3

39.95

  

You can buy the complete set of Gene Shepherd's DVD's,
volume 1,2,3.
total of 253 minutes

DYEING WITH GENE SHEPHERD - DVD - VOLUME 1

17.95

  

Volume 1 includes basic dye skills, dye kitchen basics, prepping your fiber, solid vs. mottled
and much more.
70 minutes

DYEING WITH GENE SHEPHERD - DVD - VOLUME 2

17.95

  

Volume 2 includes spotting solids & textures, yarns, dump dyeing, stacked pots,
dyeing nylon, jelly roll dyeing and much more.
120 minutes

DYEING WITH GENE SHEPHERD - DVD - VOLUME 3

17.95

  

Volume 3 includes one color bleed, two color bleed, marrying colors, transitional pieces
and much more.
63 minutes

DYEING WOOL by KAREN SCHELLINGER

59.99

  

This book takes dyeing to new heights! Karen uses 20 unusual dye techniques.
All levels. 627 wonderful color photos, 256 pages, hard cover book.

FINISHING HOOKED RUGS - FAVORITE TECHNIQUES FROM THE EXPERTS

24.95

  

11 master rug hookers share their secrets and helpful tips for achieving
professional looking edges with eight different techniques.

HOOKED RUGS OF THE DEEP SOUTH by JESSIE TURBAYNE

59.99

  

288 pages and 844 images in this beautiful book, all about the rug hookers of the Deep South.
This is a great reference book for all rug hooking enthusiasts, fiber artists, folk art lovers, collectors,
history buffs and lovers of anything Deep South.

HOOKING ANIMALS by JUDY CARTER

$25.95

  

Create a one of a kind hooked rug of your favorite wild animal
or family pet. How to capture an animal's personality in wool.
139 pages

HOOKING RUGS with DEANNE FITZPATRICK

$24.95

  

This DVD gives you step by step rug hooking instructions from start to finish.
60 minutes

ILLUSTRATED BRAIDING INSTRUCTIONS by VERNA COX

SOLD OUT

A 70 page catalog directed to all who have a sincere interest in braiding methods, color planning, designing, butting and creating new shapes suitable for both modern and colonial homes.

INTRODUCTION TO RUG HOOKING by KRIS MILLER

$25.95

  

A beginner's guide to tools, techniques & materials.
Step-by-step photos, how to instructions and 8 patterns for
primitive projects.
140 pages

MARBLEIZED WOOL by KAREN KAHLE

$11.00

  

Karen teaches you the way to make beautiful marbleized wool using NO DYES.
23 pages

NEW EARTH DESIGNS CATALOG by JEANNE BENJAMIN

10.50

  

A collection of classic and contemporary designs for the traditional rug hooker.

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