Rug Hooking for a Craft Business

By: Diane Palmer

Rug hooking has made a big comeback.. this is an older craft, that is now a form of art and stress relief!.. as it is a relaxing craft... Get started now for your fall hobbies or craft business!

There are a couple of basic types of rug hooking, the first one is the latch hook type, which usually comes as a kit, and has a picture already on it, and once you learn to use the hook, you follow the instructions with the co-ordinate pre-cut wool pieces.

The other type, is using fabric strips, this one takes a bit more planning and preparation but the results are works of art. They can be done on a burlap backing, or a stiffer backing, depending on what you want the rug for, whether its to hang on the wall as art, or you are going to use it on the floor.

Either way, you can design your picture right on the burlap backing, and then find or make strips of fabric in the right colors, and the hooking is more of a continuous loop rather than small pieces.

Its like creating a painting in fabrics, getting supplies can be difficult sometimes, but with the advance of the internet, you can find lots of different supplies online. With the summer winding down, and the kids going back to school, why not check out rug hooking for your new hobby, or craft business..

This is also a great alternative to painting, why not create your work of art with fabric strips and a hook, and have an original unique rug.. people tend to love "useable art" at craft shows, and this would qualify for sure!

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