One Design – Two Mediums

Eugenia Koumpouli is an embroiderer who creates her own designs.  As you may be aware, the studio has acquired the license to produce these embroidery designs into rug hooking patterns.   The photos of her designs on the website are pictures of her actual embroideries and not a hooked mat.  How do these appear when hooked?  …

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What is a scrappy rug?

What is a Scrappy Rug?

I received an email from a new rug hooker asking “what is a scrappy rug?”  The term is widely used in rug hooking circles and we just assume everyone knows what we are talking about.  As a new rug hooker, you have not accumulated a “wool stash” yet.  However, each project will leave you with left-over …

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Custom Rug Complete!

This project began in June and I just completed it yesterday.  The rug measures 8′ 6″ x 13′ 6″.  The wool used is both dyed and “as is” wool. The entire rug was hooked in horizontal lines to mimic a woven rug.   I believe it is my 2nd largest rug to date.  I have hooked more than a few …

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Hooked on Rugs

Canadian Artisan Martina Lesar Kumer Creates Vintage-Inspired, Hand-Hooked Rugs Drawing on a longtime love of textiles, Canadian artisan Martina Lesar-Kumer creates unique, vintage-inspired, hand-hooked rugs. by: Leah Kerkman | Timber Home Living | View this article as a .pdf  Hooked on Rugs: Working with textiles is more than just a job for Canadian rugmaker Martina Lesar-Kumer; it’s …

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A Passion for Rug Hooking

A Passion for Rug Hooking

This article appeared in the Orangeville Banner – Friday, September 30th, 2005   Martina Lesar-Kumer’s interest in rug hooking began with a course — and is now a pursuit which includes commissions. A passion for rug hooking CONSTANCE SCRAFIELD-DANBY, Special to The Banner After a successful career as an interior designer, which she gave up …

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