Books

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 XXIII

24.95

  

Featuring some of the best hooked rugs created by rug hookers in
the past 2 years. Let them inspire you and satisfy your love of all things wool and
all things hooked.

A LIFETIME OF RUG HOOKING by DORIS EATON

26.95

  

Nova Scotia's Doris Eaton has been hooking for nearly 50 years. Her book contains over 80
color photos of her rugs and the inspiration and materials behind her art. She also shares her
famous "Eaton Edge" for finishing a rug. 94 pages

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.

BASIC RUG HOOKING by STACKPOLE BOOKS

21.95

  

Step-by-step instructions & photos that show in detail how to hook.

BEAUTIFUL BRAIDING by DOROTHY PARKS PUTNAM

6.00

  

This book is for the beginner as well as the advanced braider.

BEAUTIFUL BUTTING by DOROTHY PARKS PUTNAM

4.00

  

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.

BEAUTIFUL WOOL - A HAND-DYER’S GUIDE by LAURICE HEATH

26.95

  

This book is intended for both the beginner and the experienced dyer. Includes formulas for both Cushing and Pro Chem dyes.

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.

CELEBRATIONS READERS CHOICE WINNERS

29.95

  

139 pages of All Time Favorite Hand-Hooked Rugs.

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

DESIGN BASICS FOR RUG HOOKERS by SUSAN FELLER

24.95

  

This book will teach you design elements that every rug hooker should know, tips on how to develop an appealing design and
lessons on color contrast, balance and movement. More then 80 pictures of hooked pieces and a free pattern pullout.
90 pages

DESIGNING & HOOKING PRIMITIVE RUGS by SUSIE STEPHENSON

14.99

  

This book offers basic techniques for rug hooking, including finishing and dyeing techniques. Susie shares her stories about recycling wool into a menagerie of animals, pictorial scenes, geometrics and nautical themes.

DESIGNING HANDMADE RUGS by ANNIE SHERBURNE

19.95

  

Create colorful, innovative designs through creative use of classic
design elements - for all kinds of hooked, needle punched and prodded rugs.
Includes instructions and patterns for 11 rugs, pillows and handbags.
125 pages

DIFRANZA DESIGNS CATALOG by HAPPY and STEVE DIFRANZA

7.00

  

A catalog of hooking patterns designed by Happy and Steve Difranza, with a section of technical information for those wishing to improve their skill.

DYEING SIMPLY BOOK by DONNA SWANSON

5.95

  

This book has formulas for spot dyeing, that will work especially well for the primitive rug hooker. This book uses mostly all Cushing Dyes.

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.

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