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Fundamentals of Rug Hooking
Basic Hooking Directions
How to Transfer Designs
Cushings Perfection Dyes
Intermediate Geometric Designs
How to Hook Flowers and Leaves
Floral Trio Project
A Primitive Floral Project
Delft Daisies Project
How to Hook Fruit
Hooking Animals and Birds
Fashion Fabric Spotdyeing
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Page 9 - I had reduced ten hours' labor to two and a half hours. I then had the art down fine enough to allow me to fill all my orders, so I began to print patterns and put them in my peddler's cart and offer them for sale. The news of my invention of stamped rugs spread like magic, and many a time as I drove through the streets of Biddeford and Saco, a lady would appear at the door or window, swinging an apron or sun bonnet, and shouting at the top of her voice, say, "Are you the rug man? Do you carry rugs...
Page 9 - Then the first idea of stencilling presented itself to me. Did I go to Boston to get my stencils made? Oh, no, I went out into my stable where I had some old iron and some old wash boilers I had bought for their copper bottoms, took the old tin off of them and made my first stencil out of it. Where did I get the tools? Why I found them in the same place, in my stable among the old iron. I got...
Page 9 - After fitting myself out widi tools I began making small stencils of single flowers, scrolls, leaves, buds, etc., each one on a small plate; then I could with a stencil brush print in ink in plain figures much faster than I could sketch. Thus I had reduced ten hours' labor to two and a half hours. I then had the art down fine enough to allow me to fill all my orders, so I began to print patterns and put them in my peddler's cart and offer them for sale. The news of my invention of stamped rugs spread...
Page 9 - I noticed that she was using a very poor hook, so being a machinist I went to work and made the crooked hook which was used so many years afterwards in the rug business and is still in vogue today.