Hooking Mats and Rugs: 33 New Designs From An Old Tradition: by Deanne Fitzpatrick

By Deanne Fitzpatrick

This publication beneficial properties unique designs and motifs, encouraged via the lengthy traditions of the craft

Canadian rug hooker Deanne Fitzpatrick provides a suite of colourful, whimsical designs for welcome mats, zone rugs, chair pads, and different ornamental home goods. encouraged by way of the seascape, the folk, and the lengthy rug-making traditions of the groups of the Atlantic coast, Deanne has tailored a few of her favourite motifs to create functional, pictorial hooked canvases-Kissing Fish welcome mat, outdated Rose oval rug, Coastal condo chair pads, Dancing ladies rug, and more.

She presents the fundamental hooking directions and pointers on selecting the right backing (burlap or linen), collecting textile (silks, wools, velvets-or absolutely anything else you could lower into strips), and binding the perimeters. She additionally presents templates for every of the 33 initiatives and directions on shifting and positioning the motifs. Scattered during the publication are inspiring images of Fitzpatrick's many award-winning rugs, her tales of traditions that encourage her paintings, and insider's guidance for shortcuts and strategies. The whimsical, folk-art-style designs diversity from uncomplicated to extra advanced and should attraction either to newbies and skilled rug hookers. The approach is straightforward, and the fabrics are few and straightforward to find.

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