Traditional wool crafts get a contemporary uplift with great rug hooking and wool applique projects perfect for beginning and advanced crafters. For rug hooking, the softness of the wool and simple technique will have you captivated with your first "hook." Wool applique techniques will make you the master of penny rugs, a delightful historic craft. Wool applique can be used to make table mats, pillows, totes, and a variety of everyday items. With an assortment of eye-catching floral, folk art, and Christmas designs, 17 original projects let you create your own for your home or as gifts. Accompanied by 202 color pictures, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions guide the crafter in these two art forms from start to finish. Chapters include buying materials, dyeing wool, and the care and cleaning of your rug.
Christine Jansen has a degree in culinary arts and has taught decorative painting and faux finishes. She first started creating hooked rugs as a child with a latched hook rug kit. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.