The Hooker s Art

Exploring the craft's background, Jessie Turbayne weaves together its technical details, the materials used through the years, biographies of great "hookers," and photos of many striking pieces.

Author: Jessie Turbayne

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0887404596

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 175

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Humble origins have not confined hooked rugs to simple dwellings. As the popularity of the craft grew and the appeal of the hooked rug became apparent, it traveled uptown to cushion the footsteps of the rich and famous. An international craft, rug hooking has become a full-fledged art form through the dedication, creativity, inspiration, and diligence of its devotees. This beautiful book is filled with over 300 lavish color photographs of hooked rugssome from the nation's most elegant homes, some with fascinating histories, some old and others new. The traits they have in common are their techniques and uses, all having been created and displayed with tremendous love. Jessie Turbayne includes many true stories of hooked rugs in exploring the craft's background. She weaves together its technical details, the materials used through the years, biographies of great "hookers," and photographs of the most striking pieces you will every see.

Back to Basics

Basic Rug Hooking. Harrisburg, Pa.: Stack-pole Books, 1990. ... The Hooker's Art: Evolving Designs in Hooked Rugs. Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing, 1993.

Author: Abigail Gehring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628738087

Category: House & Home

Page: 464

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Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.

Rug Art Rescued From Oblivion

A Hooked Rug Museum of North America Research project Suzanne and Hugh ... Rug hooking has evolved in both fact and perception amongst both rug hookers ...

Author: Suzanne and Hugh Conrod

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452002398

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Rug Art-RESCUED FROM OBLIVION is a delightful tale of discovery, but a sad reflection on the lack of preservation of North America's most endangered art form that has literally and figuratively been "tramped on" for much too long. Abandoned for more than half a century in the basement of a damp and mould filled former New Glasgow, Nova Scotia rug pattern factory, a determined research team found amazing pen and ink rug art created by an artist who is said to have studied in the same New York art class with noted folk artist Norman Rockwell. Under a leaking sewage pipe in that same factory they unearthed amazing hand cut Mystery stencils that are now rewriting the arts heritage . Their discovery heralds the oldest known commercial designs recovered in Canada, and possibly in North America and a unique pattern printing system hitherto unknown. The searchers found, and rescued from imminent oblivion some 550 pieces of original pen and ink art created by the 1892 factory founder John Garrett and his son Frank. In acquiring remnants of the oldest known rug pattern factory in the world (1892) they also unearthed three unique hand-carved full size rug pattern blocks and a mass of records of early pattern designs from across North America. An intriguing bonus was the salvaging of some 300 hand cut stencils created by a talented unknown artist. Measuring only 3x5" in size-each contained two rug pattern designs. Designated the MYSTERY PATTERNS preliminary research indicates they are the oldest Canadian rug designs ever discovered and possibly the oldest in the world.

Hooked on Cats

Complete Patterns and Instructions for Rug Hookers Joan Moshimer ... Many rug hookers wanted to see their art evolve beyond what was being hooked at the ...

Author: Joan Moshimer

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811730417

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 178

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For many years Joan Moshimer has led the way in brilliant rug-hooking artistry. In Hooked on Cats she teaches beginning and experienced rug hookers to focus their creativity on the irresistible cat. Her detailed patterns and helpful hints will enable you to capture the bewitching grace and adorable expressions of felines in the rug-hooking medium. Book jacket.

Creative Techniques for Rug Hookers

I hooked the carapace and realized it was shaped like an eye, so I added an eye to it. ... I like to allow a design to evolve as I work.

Author: Donna Hrkman

Publisher: Ampry Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780811713344

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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After you've mastered the basics of hooking and designing rugs, kick your art up a notch with your own artistic vision and personal touches. The creative approaches and techniques in this book will help you make every piece extra special and uniquely yours! • Hooking realistic portrait rugs • Awareness rugs—create art with a message • Special borders and embellishments • Steampunk designs

Preserving the Past in Primitive Rugs

Although some form of traditional rug hooking has existed for centuries ... and to document in this book the evolution of my design and hooking efforts .

Author: Barbara Evans Brown

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 188198222X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 56

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Includes information on color choice, design decisions, and fabric selection Learn how to preserve historic landmarks through primitive pictorial rugs plus discover sources of inspiration and select the elements of a design Discover sources of inspiration and select the elements of a design Primitive rug hooking is enjoying a revival and is one of the most popular forms of fiber art today. Preserving the Past in Primitive Rugs, brought to you by Rug Hooking magazine, provides an easy-to-understand approach to hooking primitive rugs. Author Barbara Brown will start you on a journey that will result in rugs that will be cherished by generations to come. Filled with tips on the importance of proper placement of motifs in the design-what the focus is, why one object is larger than another, and how to design a rug from past memories. Originally published in 2000, the book has been reprinted by popular demand.

Designs for Primitive Rug Hookers

Either as - is textures or overdyed Early rug hookers used any and all materials at their disposal to create true works of art . Scraps of many fabrics were ...

Author: Jenny Rupp

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 1881982556

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 100

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Features 22 primitive rug-hooking projects Detailed step-by-step directions and easy-to-follow text including designers' tips for hooking primitives Provides information for beginners as well as advanced rug hookers Well-known primitive rug hookers Jenny Rupp and Lisa Yeago combine their expertise along with the talents of 22 others to bring you an exciting variety of hand-hooked projects. Now, with the introduction of Designs for Primitive Rug Hookers, brought to you by Rug Hooking magazine, these easy-to-follow projects become clear for the novice as well as the most experienced rug hooker. Free pattern line drawings and complete material lists are included for each project to help get you started. Projects range from pillows and mats to table runners, an eyeglass case, a tea cozy, belts, and more. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hook these unique primitive rugs today.

A Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs XV

The design was inspired by Christine Everill's love of the sea and her fascination for ... With help from a teacher at the Nova Scotia Rug Hooking School ...

Author: Rug Hooking Magazine

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 1881982440

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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The only juried exhibit of the year's best hand-hooked rugs Full-page color images of 50 beautiful hand-hooked rugs and includes decorating with hooked rugs Reader's Choice Ballot-chance to vote for your favorite rugs A Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XV, now in its 15th year, is bigger and better than ever. This special annual book now has 96 pages and is packed with 50 beautiful full-page color images from the only juried exhibit of the year's best hand-hooked rugs. Learn the inspiration and story behind each design, what kinds of challenges were encountered, and how the artisans bring all the elements together to create their special designs. Each story is unique; every design is different. Read the expert rug critiques from each of the Celebration judges to see why they voted for these rugs. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the finest hooked rugs of 2005.

Hooked Rugs

An American Folk Art : with Patterns for Ten Rugs to Make Leslie Linsley ... Much
like the Craft Guilds of the 1930s and 1940s , her company brings together rug
hookers and hooked rug ... to continue to learn more about hooked rugs and their
contributions in documenting the evolution of the decorative arts in this country .

Author: Leslie Linsley

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: IND:30000036536765

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

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A guide to the art and technique of making hooked rugs provides over 150 examples, scale patterns, easy-to-follow directions, and advice on rug care


... the mundane miraculous see 09627 Money talks see 09666 Peter Nicholson :
portrait of an evolution see 11351 Steve ... Wilmerding traces the artist's
relationship with his patron Lawson Valentine , the themes used in his paintings
and his artistic development during the 1870s . ... Homer Winslow hooked rugs
see 06929 American hooked rugs Hooker Charlie 08399 Charlie Hooker : wave -
wall . Farnham , England : West Surrey College of Art and Design ( 9 May - 3
June 1990 ) .



ISBN: UCSC:32106020980071

Category: Art


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Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year. Published with title LOMA from 1969-1971.

Early American Life

Enter the present in the form of the Association of Traditional Hooking Arts , or
ATHA . ... Chapter saw the deteriorating rugs during a visit to Beauport in 1980 , a
scheme was born that brought these present day rug hookers ... Patterns were
painstakingly drawn on burlap backings only after hours of careful study
determined exact designs and color schemes . ... Massachusetts , to create a six -
month exhibit of hooked rugs , which , in its emphasis on the origin and evolution
of the craft ...



ISBN: WISC:89058325812

Category: United States


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Rugs Wall Hangings Period Designs and Contemporary Techniques

See American rugs Caucasian rugs , 6 , 7–8 , 39 , 41 ; color in , 43 , 46 , 49 , 71 ;
design of , 43 , 46 , 49 ; weaving of , 4-6 ... 151 ; photostating , 150–151 , 152
design transfer : gauze method , 153 ; hot iron method , 153 ; in latch hooking ,
152 , 153 ... 19 , 25 East India Company , 29 " egg beater ” hooker , 170-171
embroidery , 99 Empire style , 95 , 107 English rugs ... Huguenot weavers and ,
86 , 89 ; modern art and , 93 , 95 ; Savonnerietype , 73 , 85 , 90 , 95 , 96 ; stylistic
evolution of ...

Author: Joan Scobey


ISBN: UOM:39015006805884

Category: Rugs

Page: 244

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"This book is intended to help you examine the rugmaking styles and methods of some other cultures and apply them to the most contemporary techniques ~ needlepoint, latch hooking, rya, and punch hooking. You will find a wide diversity of period and contemporary designs, ranging from bold geometrics of nomadic mideastern tribes and the graceful court arabesques of Persia to the equally striking rya rugs and hangings of Scandinavia and the bold and imaginative styles of the contemporary art market. You will see many photographs of historic and antique rugs and carpets, and find pages of design adaptations ready for you to work. You will learn how rugs and hangings were made in their own cultures, and by what contemporary technique they can most faithfully be translated. Because loom weaving is a complicated and technical craft requiring its own set of design blueprints, the rugmaking methods in this book are arbitrarily limited to needlepoint, latch hooking, rya, and punch hooking. The design adaptations throughout will suggest typical or characteristic color schemes and rugmaking methods most closely related to the original product."--Amazon.

Craft Horizons

Contemporary design in an old framework Executed with consummate skill by a
New Englander , this ... its existence largely as a vestigial and inbred art or , at
the other extreme , as free expression for free expression's own sake . ... Just as
the growth of newer techniques in the dance , evolving out of all of dance history ,
does not invalidate the older ... The hooked rug shown here is a striking example
of the uniting of the traditional and the contemporary to create a new and valid
form .



ISBN: MINN:31951002441054H

Category: Decorative arts


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Textile Technology Digest

Nancy Edell , an art teacher at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design ,
translates images from drawings into rugs . Arlyn Ende , a ... Gloria Crouse , a
West Coast rug hooker , has recently published a book and video called Rug
Hooking : New Materials , New Techniques . ... Peters is one of a new breed of
fiber artists who have evolved a sophisticated aesthetic through constant
experimentation .



ISBN: PSU:000056048261

Category: Textile fabrics


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