Design Basics for Rug Hookers

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Ampry Publishing, LLC, 2011 - Rugs, Hooked - 97 pages
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"Brilliant ... a go-to guide for my students. Congratulations on a job very well done." --Wendie Scott Davis, teacher and fiber artist

"I am enchanted with the entire book." --Katie Simonson, rug hooker

"[This book] has to become one of the greatest tools in designing a piece. The information is priceless." --Francine Even, textile artist

"Fresh ideas so clearly presented." --Tracey Gillman, ATHA Biennial organizer

  • Design elements every rug hooker should know
  • How to develop an appealing design
  • Lessons on color and contrast, balance and movement
  • Texture and patterning as design tools
  • Free pattern pullout
  • Rug gallery

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    Introduction 1
    Building A FoundationThe Elements 5
    Make Your Own ArtThe Principles 26
    The Gallery 39
    Skill Building 69
    Illustrated Glossary 85
    Resources 89
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    About the author (2011)

    Susan L. Feller is internationally known as a fiber artist and teacher. She teaches at rug hooking workshops and schools around the country and in her home studio in Augusta, West Virginia. A frequent contributor to Rug Hooking magazine, she serves on the executive board of national and international rug hooking associations, ATHA and TIGHR.

    Rug Hooking Magazine is published 5 times each year. Within its pages readers find start-to-finish projects, beautiful photographs of fine hand-hooked rugs, and informative articles on a variety of topics, from history to techniques to artist profiles. Find out more at their website:

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