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Yarn Hooking by Carole Rennison

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback includes pattern sheet, folded in a pocket at the back
  • Publication: 01 February 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215332
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  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £11.99
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Description

With a friendly new approach to an age-old craft, this book offers over a dozen colourful, contemporary designs inspired by traditional rug hooking techniques for purses, pillows, pictures and gifts, as well as a traditional rug. Inspired by folk art and primitive art, Carole Rennison shows how easy yarn hooking is, providing hooking tips and advice on how to choose the right fabric, wool yarn and equipment. She also demonstrates how to plan and develop ideas, how to choose the right colours and how to complete the designs with a professional finish.

The book includes a thorough techniques section that shows how to prepare for hooking, the basic hooking technique and how to finish off your work. The projects range from simple to more complex, appealing to beginners and to more experienced crafters. Each project comes with diagrams, a colour key for simple yarn colour reference and beautiful photographs of the finished design that will surely inspire. In addition, a to-scale template sheet with all the essential motifs for the designs is included at the back of the book, so you can trace and start your creations right away. 


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 6



TOOLS & MATERIALS 8



COLOUR 12



DESIGN 14



PREPARING TO HOOK 16

- Taping and preparing the hessian 16

- Transferring the design 17

- Securing the hessian to the frame 19



THE HOOKING TECHNIQUE 20

- Beginning your design 20

- Hooking in the details 23

- Adding in your background 25



FINISHING OFF 23

- Whipstitched border 26

- Backing with card 28



THE PROJECTS 30

- Badges 32

- Hens in an Orchard Picture 42

- Button-Up Purse 46

- Ewe in a Meadow Picture 50

- Swan in an Embroidery Hoop 54

- Book Cover 58

- Roses-in-a-Basket Cushion Cover 62

- Zip-Up Purse 66

- Small Robin Stocking 70

- Scandi-Style Heart Pictures 74

- Carpet Bag 78

- Pheasant Pillow 82

- Large Reindeer Stocking 86

- Sampler Rug 90



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 96


About Carole Rennison

Carole is a yarnaholic and she got completely hooked on the hooking technique after seeing a demonstration at a local craft show. Family and friends soon started asking her for kits, and in 1993 she started her successful company Hooked by Design. She also loves knitting and crochet, and runs a Knit and Natter group in her home town of Skipton. It was here that the idea was born to launch Yarndale, an annual show and festival that now attracts an international audience, with over 160 stands dedicated to all things woolly. Carole is one of the five founders and organisers of this successful show.



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