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Hooked Rugs Today IV: Expect the Unexpected

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Hooked Rugs Today IV: Expect the Unexpected

Amy Oxford

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Explore expertly crafted, contemporary hooked rugs with designs ranging from abstract to political statement, and from adorable pet depictions to painterly expressions. The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild mounted a great exhibit for a few short weeks in November 2008 at Shelburne Museum in Vermont, and now displayed forever in the pages of this rich book. Two featured artists – Rae Harrell and Diane Kelly -display their personal styles through retrospectives of their work. Members from the guild were challenged to think “outside the box,” and they came up with a variety of imagery and form ranging from lifesize, three-dimensional sheep to extraordinary miniature punch-needle works. Other categories include animals, florals, landscapes, penny rugs, and even a small section dedicated to the smallest members of the group: the children. The colors, forms, and variety will astound and inspire anyone with an interest in fiber arts.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 400+ color photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764332838 | Binding: soft cover


Amy Oxford has chronicled exhibits by the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild in three previous books, and is the celebrated author of the definitive Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Techniques and Designs. She invented the Oxford Punch Needle and is a much sought-after teacher amongst fiber artists.