Preserving the Past in Primitive Rugs

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Stackpole Books, 1999 - Crafts & Hobbies - 56 pages
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  • Includes information on color choice, design decisions, and fabric selection
  • Learn how to preserve historic landmarks through primitive pictorial rugs plus discover sources of inspiration and select the elements of a design
  • Discover sources of inspiration and select the elements of a design

Primitive rug hooking is enjoying a revival and is one of the most popular forms of fiber art today. Preserving the Past in Primitive Rugs, brought to you by Rug Hookingmagazine, provides an easy-to-understand approach to hooking primitive rugs. Author Barbara Brown will start you on a journey that will result in rugs that will be cherished by generations to come. Filled with tips on the importance of proper placement of motifs in the design-what the focus is, why one object is larger than another, and how to design a rug from past memories. Originally published in 2000, the book has been reprinted by popular demand.


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Barbara Evans Brown lives in Kennebunkport, Maine, and has been hooking rugs for the past 19 years. 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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