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Rug Hooking with Wool Strips: 20 Contemporary Projects for the Modern Rug Hooker

Katie Kriner

Available October 2021

$26.99


Learn how to make 20 modern-vibe projects using the technique of pulling wool strips. Related to punch needle rug hooking, this process has similar traditional roots, but wool strips provide a different form of expression and a unique look. Whether you’re a complete beginner, an established fan of punch needle rug hooking, or at the intermediate level, expert Katie Kriner teaches the process and offers 20 projects for honing your skills, and the designs are a variety of styles, including rustic, primitive, chic, and modern. First enjoy learning about this craft’s antique origins, then understand what tools and materials you’ll need for creating and working with strips of wool. To get you started on the craft itself, Katie teaches 3 simple projects and 2 basic finishing techniques. This lets you create the 17 "next step up" projects, including pillows, wall hangings, floor rugs, bags, holiday decorations, tea cozy, wine tote, footstool, and even mug rugs. You’ll learn various techniques for finishing and binding, mounting, backgrounds, assembling pieces, beading, and more. Make the projects as they’re taught, or use them as springboards for customizing and expressing your own design style.

Size: 8 1/2" x 10" | 180 color photos | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362095

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Katie Kriner has been rug hooking for over a decade. Her journey has blended pattern designing, dying wool for her projects, education, and business. She owns The Bee & The Bear, a rug hooking shop where she focuses on teaching and sharing the amazing possibilities of modern rug hooking. Most of the pieces she makes are either for her home and personal use or for friends and family. She is a lifelong gardener which serves as inspiration for much of her work. Katie lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and German shepherd.