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.