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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback includes pattern sheet, folded in a pocket at the back
  • Publication: 11 January 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215332
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £11.99
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Yarn Hooking

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14 fabulous projects for the modern rug hooker by Carole Rennison

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Book Description

14 colourful, contemporary yarn hooking projects, complete with diagrams, yarn colour charts and full-size templates.

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 full-colour chart for simple yarn colour reference and beautiful photographs of the finished design that will be sure to 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





- Taping and preparing the hessian 16
- Transferring the design 17
- Securing the hessian to the frame 19

- Beginning your design 20
- Hooking in the details 23
- Adding in your background 25

- Whipstitched border 26
- Backing with card 28

- 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


About the Author

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.


Get hooked on yarn hooking with this book that showcases an innovative method. Using just hessian and cones of carpet yarn you can make all kinds of fun and useful items from badges to rugs. Heres how

First you need to obtain a special hooking frame, and if carpentry is not your metier I suggest a visit to the authors website. You can buy everything else here too, but most of the items are easily obtainable elsewhere. The process is not hard to learn, and the first part of the book takes you through it all in staged photographs from transferring a design to the hooking and finishing off. There are useful tips on design and color use too. The rest of the book contains the fourteen projects, which range from the small, simple badges through bags, pictures, cushions, a book cover, two Christmas stockings and a rug. Each project contains a large photograph of the item, list of what you need including a swatch of yarn colors, layout diagram and written instructions. These do not have any photographs but they came earlier in the book with the hooking instructions. Basic sewing skills are required to make up the items; none are complex but you need to be able to do things like put in a zipper, work with linings and backings etc. All the projects are inspired by the authors love of the countryside and feature flora and fauna in rustic, natural tones, although there are some brighter items too. This is a lovely book that shows how you can do a lot with just a few simple materials.

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