By Rug Hooking Magazine

By no means ahead of have all of the Reader's selection rugs been amassed jointly in a single quantity. the simplest of the simplest, the rugs selected via rug hookers themselves, those rugs have been voted the favorites by means of the readers of Rug Hooking journal within the annual social gathering of Hand-Hooked Rugs competitions.

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The choice of burlap as a backing, however, predominated only in commercial designs. By Celebration V, the editors of Rug Hooking magazine made the editorial decision to ensure commercial and original designs were equally represented. Separate headings for “Commercial Designs/Adaptations” and “Original Designs” appeared for the first time and the number of winning selections was equally distributed. Burlap as the primary backing started to fade from original designs, playing a more significant role only in commercial patterns for a few years.

Together they portray the happiness of a child in the night. In 1990, Into Dreams won a first place blue ribbon in the wall hangings category at the Kansas State Fair. Butch, 34" x 45", wool. Designed and hooked by Betty Jean Vogan, 1990. © California Dreamers and Recycled Paper Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission. Butch Best of Show Readers’ Choice Betty Jean Vogan When Betty Jean Vogan sees an interesting picture or idea, her first thought is that she wants to hook it.

Esther had a piece of medium turquoise Dorr wool. She also had 10 pounds of off-white wool, acquired over many years. She decided to use as-is wool for the outside border, with the smaller border hooked in a bright turquoise over dyed with brown. The roses, peonies, and leaves are dyed with many pastels and white, using formulas form the book Anyone Can Dye. Esther used Joan Moshimer’s Imar Gold I formula to dye the golds over white, light gold, and beige wool. She also dyed five, 4-ounce skeins of yarn for whipping the edges and for the fringe.

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