Creating an Antique Look in Hand-Hooked Rugs (Google eBook)
Details of basic design elements for the antique look Learn how to create or personalize a pattern for the antique style as well as dyeing techniques and colors used in achieving the antique look Includes information on background treatments, fabric selection, and design decisions used for hooking
One of the most popular requests of rug hookers today is how to achieve the antique look in hand-hooked rugs. Author Cynthia Norwood helps you create your own pattern from start to finish--transferring, customizing, color planning, dyeing techniques, and which cuts of wool work best. Everything you need to know about different background treatments and fabric use is included--medium versus light or dark and what affect the background has on the finished product. An indispensable tool for those desiring the look of antique style decoration.
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