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8/3 Linen Rug Lacing Cord
Wetspun line flax is very strong and smooth. Use for lacing braided rugs or for warp. 800 yds/lb
8-oz cone, natural grayish-tan, approx 400 yds - $16.95

100% Wool Warp
Strong, tightly twisted singlespun from Brown Sheep Company. Natural white. 7.7-oz to 8-oz spool. (1120 yds/lb) approx 550 yds. $15.20

Navajo Wool Warp
Strong 3-ply wool, 100-gm spool, 190 yds. (868 yds/lb) Natural white. $7.95

Please add $4.00 to help with shipping costs IF YOUR YARN ORDER TOTAL is less than $80.00.

Rug Hooking Magazine  $8.50ppd   two back issues available
June/July August 2003
September/October 2003


HOOKING & BRAIDING 240 minutes VHS $22.50 (Joan Moshimer & Verna Cox)   This comprehensive video teaches the basic techniques of making a traditional hand-hooked rug from planning to completion. The hooked rugs are made from strips of wool fabric pulled as a loop up through burlap or monk's cloth with a hook to make the rug surface. This is different from the more contemporary "punch needle" approach. You will learn ways to dye fabrics, finishing and backing techniques, and color tips. And, you will learn rug braiding techniques by attaching braiding around a hooked center.

HOOKING RUGS $4.50 (Lila Fretz) A 30-minute course in rug hooking for those who are
eager to dive in. Seven chapters cover history of hooking, design, color, technique, care, and dyeing of wool. Illustrated with line drawings. 32 pgs.

MAKING RAG RUGS: 15 Step-by-Step Projects (Clare Hubbard, editor) $19.50    Create a designer rug from recycled fabric! With just a few simple tools and a bag of rags, you can create beautiful, handmade rugs to enrich your home decor. Making Rag Rugs offers a modern twist on the traditional techniques of hooking, prodding, clipping, and braiding. Clear step-by-step illustrations make rugmaking simple for anyone, from beginner to experienced crafter. This collection of 15 fresh, original designs includes patterns and color schemes, as well as inspiration for creating your own unique designs. A detailed tools and materials list and a resource list for finding and ordering supplies make it easy to get started. You'll be amazed at how fun and inexpensive it can be to create your own rag rugs. Color photos, 80 pgs.

RAG RUGS $25.95 (Juju Vail) The author is a textile designer with an enthusiasm for old rag rugs. The charming designs of untrained artists, working with "make-do" materials, have inspired her own rugs. This book features hooked, braided, prodded, and appliqued rugs, cushions, wall hanging, hats and jewelry. It gives you info on tools, fabrics, design techniques, and finishing. Twenty projects are demonstrated with step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Beautiful color photography. Hardcover, 125 pgs.

RECTANGULAR RUG BRAIDING 180 minutes VHS $22.50 (Verna Cox)  Includes braiding techniques unique to square/rectangular rugs, how to maintain square corners, tips on butting, ric rac and arrowhead techniques.

THE RUG HOOK BOOK $18.50 (edited by Thom Boswell) So easy to do - yet look at the gorgeous results! With a crochet-type hook (drawings and photos of different types of rug hooks and frames are included) and scraps of old cloth, you'll make plush, colorful rugs in traditional, contemporary and primitive styles like the heirloom rugs you've wished you had for every room in your house. Instructions are easy enough for the beginner to follow. Dozens of patterns and color photographs will inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. Includes list of suppliers, artist contacts, and suggestions for further reading. 144pgs.

TWINED RAG RUGS $21.95 (Bobbie Irwin) Still available. Inquire.


3.5mm x 1.25" hook length, straight $3.99
3.5mm, curved $4.99
Rug Punch Needle $3.29

Out of print books - - No longer availalble
RUG WEAVING TECHNIQUES Beyond the Basics (Peter Collingwood)

CREATIVE LOCKER HOOKING $14.25 (Leone Peguero) Locker hooking is simply hooking loops of fiber through the squares of a rug canvas and 'locking' them in place with a strong yarn. Use your creativity to make rugs, wall-hangings, bags, jackets and other items. Book contains clear photos and instructions to inspire and guide you! Color and b&w photos. 48 pgs

LOCKER HOOK - - - $8.99
Looks like a crochet hook with an eye on one end. Plated steel, 6-1/4" long

Canvas for locker hooking can be purchased from your local fabric store. Ask for latch hook canvas.


 Detta's Spindle

2592 Geggen-Tina Rd
Maple Plain, MN 55359