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The Art of Rug Making: Learning How to Make Rugs

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Length: 70 pages21 minutes

Summary

Table of Contents

Introduction
Tools Required
Latch Rug Hooking
Frames
--Precut wool
Locker Needle Hooking
Pile Rug
Making Rugs with Rug Guns
Punching needles and other tools
Rug Weaving
Rag Rugs with Recycled Scraps
--Using a Shaggy Rug Tool
Conclusion
Author Bio
Publisher

Introduction

I was just browsing through my own personal library, looking at all the vintage craft books, but I did not find a book with instructions on how to make rugs. I could make Victorian crochet doilies, knitted mittens, scarfs, some articles of clothing called fascinators, and even socks and knickerbockers, but what about rugs?

It is only later that I found out that according to the Victorians rug making was not considered to be a genteel occupation, which could be indulged in by the daughters and wives of gentlemen. These languishing ladies would sit in front of the embroidery frame, plying a needle, while dining of strawberries and cream, no doubt, while rug making was done by people of lower social strata.

Nevertheless, we are fortunate that we have stopped thinking of such idiotic considerations in order to make rugs. So this book is going to tell you all about the art of rug making, and you are going to let your creativity loose in making these amazingly beautiful items for your home.

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