Rug Making, Rug Crafts Resources

All Fiber Arts
On this website you'll find over 1,000 pages of information, free patterns, resources and instructions for weaving, knitting, crochet, needlepoint, sewing, dyeing, spinning, papermaking, and other textile handcrafts. There's also a discussion forum and chat rooms where your can meet and interact with other people interested in the fiber arts. Here's just a small number of categories under which the site organizes its resources: braiding (kumihimo, sami, tablet), crochet, cross stitch, dyes and color (fungi and natural dyes), ethnic textiles, fiber art classes, fibers and yarns (alpaca and llama, angora rabbit, cashmere, chenille, cotton, flax and linen, hemp, mohair, sheep's wool, silk yarn), knitting, looms, patterns (crochet, drafts, knitting, weaving), rug hooking, tapestry art and yarns.

Green Lake Rug Camps
This is the homepage Mary Flanagan Woolens, but you should be able to quickly find the page for the Green Lake Rug Camp in the navigation. The camp is held annually at the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin, and usually in September, with registration open in January. Participants enjoy rug hooking with renowned teachers, premier hotel accommodations located on the Conference Center grounds, with meals included. Itís a great time to hone your rug hooking skills, visit Wisconsin and meet others who enjoy the craft. Camp highlights typically include a welcome dinner, a non-juried rug gallery of rugs made by participates (also open to the public during specified hours), a store where participants can place items on consignment, a night out to explore the area, optional mini-classes, and various activities to do such as golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, boating and more.

Louisa Creed Rugs
An in-depth article about Louisa Creed, a well-known rag rug maker. With an imaginative eye for unique rug designs full of artistic creativity, her hooked rugs have gained notoriety. About 15 years ago, she saw a rag rug in a museum and wondered why people were no longer making them. She took a piece of upholstery hessian and a latchet-hook, and cut up some strips of cotton to make her first rugs, gradually finding the right hessian, hook and fabrics.

Events from Rug Hooking Magazine
Here you can peruse schools and workshops, hook-ins and other social rug making gatherings. In addition, rug making shows, conferences and trips are also featured. Rug hookers are urged to submit their own events here, as a hub for rug hooking happenings, mostly in Canada.

Making a Rug by Zapotec
If you've ever wondered how rugs are made, this Zapotec rug website features instructions for making your own rug. First, the material is cleaned and subsequently carded, or brushed. Next, wool is spun to make yarn. Dyeing takes place next, and involves adding pigment to the yarn. Finally, weaving the rug produces the final product.

For more resources, see the site at CraftOfRugs.com.

Or see samples on the topic of area rugs and flooring.

 


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