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Secrets of Finishing Hooked Rugs [Paperback]

Margaret Siano
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finishing methods for "hookers" ...rug hookers! Jan. 28 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
There has been a crying need for this book that focuses on the finishing processes available to complete your hooked rug since the day the first rug was hooked more than 200 years ago. Margaret Siano, rug hooker extra-ordinaire (more than 30 years and approximately 100 hooked rugs to her credit), along with the able assistance of Susan Huxley, who is a specialist in the area assisting authors in the process of creating books, have finally filled this need. The results of their team work assisted by the exceptional photographic work of Bob Gerhart has resulted in the best (DIY) "do it your self" book I have ever read.

There are 116 of the clearest, sharpest, best lighted photographs to compliment the concise text descriptions of the various styles of finishing hooked rugs. The styles of finishing include braided edging, corded and whipped edging, fringed edges as well as corded binding and flat wool binding.

The last chapter will instruct you on the proper blocking of the finished rug as well as care and cleaning of an existing rug. If you are going to be the artistic creator of a rug by "painting with wool", this book will enlighten you by offering the finishing touches to your work of art. Rug hooking requires the skill and artistic talents on the same level as a formal oil painting. It should be finished in such a manner to enhance the life time of the rug which has proven by existing examples to be more than a century.
Every "hooker" should own this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What my wife always needed to know Feb. 24 2004
Format:Paperback
I have always been a fanatic of making our own rugs. The book is excellent and helped me putting the final "magic" touches in the rugs I make. The book was great and the pictures very illustrative. For those interested in making their own rugs, "Secrets of Finishing Hooked Rugs" is A MUST. Thank you Margaret Siano.
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5.0 out of 5 stars answers for all those questions Nov. 27 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
okay, you're finished hooking - now what? This book offers detailed instructions and wonderful photographs on step by step finishing of those wonderful projects. A must for beginners and new ideas for accomplished hookers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost all you could ask for. Nov. 28 2003
Format:Paperback
This book is almost all you could ask for. The only thing that would have improved it is closeup photos of the various rug finishes from the right side.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finishing methods for "hookers" ...rug hookers! Jan. 28 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
There has been a crying need for this book that focuses on the finishing processes available to complete your hooked rug since the day the first rug was hooked more than 200 years ago. Margaret Siano, rug hooker extra-ordinaire (more than 30 years and approximately 100 hooked rugs to her credit), along with the able assistance of Susan Huxley, who is a specialist in the area assisting authors in the process of creating books, have finally filled this need. The results of their team work assisted by the exceptional photographic work of Bob Gerhart has resulted in the best (DIY) "do it your self" book I have ever read.

There are 116 of the clearest, sharpest, best lighted photographs to compliment the concise text descriptions of the various styles of finishing hooked rugs. The styles of finishing include braided edging, corded and whipped edging, fringed edges as well as corded binding and flat wool binding.

The last chapter will instruct you on the proper blocking of the finished rug as well as care and cleaning of an existing rug. If you are going to be the artistic creator of a rug by "painting with wool", this book will enlighten you by offering the finishing touches to your work of art. Rug hooking requires the skill and artistic talents on the same level as a formal oil painting. It should be finished in such a manner to enhance the life time of the rug which has proven by existing examples to be more than a century.
Every "hooker" should own this book.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What my wife always needed to know Feb. 24 2004
By David A. Velez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have always been a fanatic of making our own rugs. The book is excellent and helped me putting the final "magic" touches in the rugs I make. The book was great and the pictures very illustrative. For those interested in making their own rugs, "Secrets of Finishing Hooked Rugs" is A MUST. Thank you Margaret Siano.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars answers for all those questions Nov. 27 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
okay, you're finished hooking - now what? This book offers detailed instructions and wonderful photographs on step by step finishing of those wonderful projects. A must for beginners and new ideas for accomplished hookers.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost all you could ask for. Nov. 28 2003
By j_a_randall@yahoo.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is almost all you could ask for. The only thing that would have improved it is closeup photos of the various rug finishes from the right side.
5.0 out of 5 stars The various methods of finishing hooked rugs are spelled out in easy step-by-step directions with accompanying pictures July 5 2014
By Kaycie - Published on Amazon.com
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A classic that is a must. The various methods of finishing hooked rugs are spelled out in easy step-by-step directions with accompanying pictures. Well done.
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