Beautiful Ragwork: Over 20 Hooked Designs for Rugs, Wall Hangings, Furniture, and Accessories

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Macmillan, Dec 6, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Using a range of recycled materials from nylon, cotton, lycra, and crimplene to plastic bags, Lizzie Reakes' designs have a wit and originality that will inspire even the most reluctant needlecrafter to reach for his canvas.

24 exciting and original projects include:
* Shaped hearth rugs
* Patchwork squares
*Children's activity mats
*Sentimental samplers
*Wall banners
*Muslin curtains
*Cushion covers
*Shoulder bags
*Hair accessories
*Ties
*And much more!!!

Reakes' projects combine hand-hooking and simple applique to eye-catching effect. She explains each project aided by clear step-by-step photographs. And she includes templates for over a dozen designs. With its extensive guide to choosing materials and making the best use of color, pattern, and texture, this is the ideal book for the ragwork enthusiast...and for anyone who wants a stellar introduction to this exciting craft!
 

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User Review  - LaDawna - LibraryThing

This is one of the few books I have that I wish I did not have. I was very disappointed in the projects presented. If you have young children it would/will make a great starting point for them in Ragwork working. Read full review

Beautiful Ragwork: Over 20 Hooked Designs for Rugs, Wall Hangings, Furniture, and Accessories

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Using recycled strips of fabric and found objects like ring pulls from soft drink cans, author Reakes has assembled 24 projects for hand-hooking and appliqu , most using a rug-hooking hook, to hook ... Read full review

Contents

contents Introduction
6
Materials
9
Equipment
11
Types of fabric 1
12
Techniques
18
Finishing
22
floors
26
windows and walls furniture
74
accessories
90
Index
126
Acknowledgments
127
Volume copyright 2002 by Breslich Foss
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About the author (2002)

Lizzie Reakes has worked on hand-hooked textiles using recycled materials for nearly a decade. Her work has sells to private clients and to exhibitions. It has been featured on television in the UK, and in several magazines, including Vogue, Country Living, and House Beautiful. Between commissions, she teaches ragwork.

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