Geometric Hooked Rugs: Color & Design

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Stackpole Books, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
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Geometric hooked rugs may look simple, but they are a challenge to do well. Well-known rug designer Gail Dufresne explains the elements and principles of design, including balance and unity, repetition, proportion, and movement. Learn how to color-plan your geometric rug, including how to use color values effectively. The author describes her signature look of superimposing figures on top of complex geometric backgrounds. The book is full of tips and techniques for dyeing the wool, finishing the rug, and designing your own patterns.

Gail Dufresne is a rug hooking teacher, artist, and designer, well known for her innovative designs and vibrant colors. She is a frequent contributor to Rug Hooking magazine. She is highly regarded in the field and travels throughout the United States and Canada from her home in New Jersey to teach at rug hooking camps and schools.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments vii
About the Author viii
What Is a Geometric and How It All Began 1
Color Gets the Credit but Value Does the Work The Value of Value Contrast and Intensity 23
Color You Know More Than you Think You Know 39
Creating a ThreeDimensional Geometric Design Perspective Sculpting and Prodding 57
Backgrounds and Borders Simple or Elaborate 71
Abstraction A Different Way to Design 88
Further Reading 96
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About the author (2010)

Gail Dufresne is a rug hooking teacher, artist, and designer, well known for her innovative designs and vibrant colors. She is a frequent contributor to Rug Hooking magazine. She is highly regarded in the field and travels throughout the United States and Canada from her home in New Jersey to teach at rug hooking camps and schools.

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