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Tutorial: Introduction to Rug-Hooking
(start with a small size like 10”x10”)
Burlap (start small, ¼
larger than the frame)
Pushpins (thumbtacks, I usually use the flat brass ones)
Yarn (100% wool works best, but acrylic will also do)1.
Cut your burlap to ¼”
larger than your frame, in this case 10.5”x10.5”. If you need
to make a frame the easiest way is to cut 4 pieces the same length and usingwood glue and a screw attach them as you see above.2. Using your sewing machine sew a zig-zag stitch on the edge of the burlap, tokeep it from coming unravelled. (you can hook without this step, it just helps tokeep the burlap together)3.
Draw a square on your burlap, approximately 7.5”x7.5”. Decide o
n your design,and draw it inside the square (starting with something simple, and geometric isusually easiest).