Creating an Antique Look in Hand-Hooked Rugs

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Stackpole Books, 2008 - ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES - 89 pages
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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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From the Editor 1
CHAPTER 1 Basic Elements of the Antique Look 2
CHAPTER 2 Designs and Patterns 8
CHAPTER 3 Color 18
CHAPTER 4 Width of Cuts and Hook Sizes 29
CHAPTER 5 Hooking the Main Design 35
CHAPTER 6 Hooking the Background 38
CHAPTER 7 Specialty Fabrics 48
CHAPTER 9 Dyeing Techniques for an Antique Look 62
CHAPTER 10 Breaking the Rules 71
CHAPTER 11 Free Pattern with Suggestions and Photos 73
CHAPTER 12 How to Hook 75
About the Magazine 77
Resources 78
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CHAPTER 8 Finishing Methods 55

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Cynthia Norwood is a native Texan, currently living in Austin, Texas. She has been designing and hooking rugs since 1980 and is known around the country as one of the premier experts on primitive style rug hooking. As a teacher and designer, she is in demand at rug schools and rug camps, for both teaching and speaking, and she frequently contributes to Rug Hooking magazine. She is a past director of rug schools and is president of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA). Her award-winning work has been exhibited in museums and shows and in publications around the country.

Bishop is president of Bishop Information Group, Inc., which consults with companies around the world.

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