15 colorful, whimsical rug hooking projects, complete with traceable outlines and full-color chartsWith a friendly new approach to an age-old craft, this book offers 15 colorful, whimsical designs for bags, pillows, pictures and gifts, as well as rugs. Inspired by folk art and primitive art, Carole Rennison shows how easy rug hooking is, providing hooking tips and advice on how to choose the right backing (hessian/burlap), wool yarn, bindings 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 step by step how to prepare to hook, how to use the hooking technique and how to finish off your work. The 15 projects range from simple to more complex, appealing to those new to this craft and to more experienced hookers. Each project comes with a traceable outline, a full-color chart to follow and plenty of sumptuous and inspiring photography.A folded 13-1/4 x 37-1/2in pattern template sheet, is included at the back of the book.