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Rug Making Technique

Making a hooked rug is very easy, you simply hook loops close together through the hessian backing. You can work in rows or just block the colour in irregular designs. The end of the ‘strip’ is pulled through to the front of the rug and trimmed to be level with the loops to finish.

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SaveMaking a hooked rug is very easy, you simply hook loops close together through the hessian backing. You can work in rows or just block the colour in irregular designs. The end of the ‘strip’ is pulled through to the front of the rug and trimmed to be level with the loops to finish.

Gathering and Recycling

Make a collection of old blankets, discarded jumpers, lovely faded colourful Tshirts.
Even a small rug uses quite a lot of fabric so make sure you have plenty of the colours in your design.
Charity shops are a good source of materials and you will find that friends will happily save cast off or moth damaged jumpers for you. Always wash the moth damaged pieces on a hot wash, this can ‘felt’ wool pieces which makes a nice solid rug.

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