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Hints and Tips
Hooked Rug Storytelling: The Art of Heather Ritchie contains many useful hints and tips to help you perfect your rug-making.

 
  • The Reverse-watercolour Principle
  • Flannel
  • Cut high loops
  • Drawing straight onto the backing
  • Strip cutting
  • A word about weaves - a guide to their identification and use
  • Dyeing
  • Dip dyeing
  • Finishing off: edging and hanging
  • Choosing and preparing backing fabrics
  • Creating faces large enough to have features
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Dyeing - casserole and spot
  • Preparing and cutting pile fabrics
  • Trace and transfer#1
  • Trace and transfer#2
  • Hooks and prodders
  • Proddy

   

 
More Information...
The helpful hints and tips are placed throughout the book at relevant points and clearly explain various proceedures using text and photographs. Even experienced rug makers may find find something of interest in the techniques Heather has developed over her many years of rug making.


 



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