I know we’ve done a few posts on here about knitting and crocheting so I thought I would mix things up a bit and showcase our great collection of books on rug hooking.
So what exactly is rug hooking? Rug hooking is both an art and a craft where rugs are made by pulling loops of yarn or fabric through a stiff woven base such as burlap, linen, or rug warp. The loops are pulled through the backing material by using a crochet-type hook mounted in a handle (usually wood) for leverage.
Here are some of the great books the library has to offer on rug hooking.
Introduction to rug hooking by Kristen Miller
Creative techniques for rug hookers by Donna Hrkman
Hooking animals by Judy Carter
The rug hooker’s bible by Jane Olson
Rug hooking for the first time by Donna Lovelady
Scrappy hooked rugs by Bea Brock
Rug hooker’s companion by Donna Hrkman
Books and Hooks: Join the Royal City Ruggers for a weekly fun and social afternoon at the Library.
Whether you are experienced with rug hooking or not, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn and practice a great skill, and enjoy the Library.
East Side Branch Every Tuesday Afternoon, noon – 7 pm.
East Side Branch Last Saturday of every month, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm