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The Illustrated Guide to Rug Braiding [Paperback]

Verna Cox

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Book Description

March 1995
This Illustrated manual is a full course on the "art of rug braiding". Not only does it show the regular rug shapes such as oval, round and rectangular, it also explains the steps for creating more complex rugs. This book is an excellent teaching tool and has been used by teachers, craft groups and individuals for the since its first appearance some 35 years ago.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Cox Enterprises; Spi edition (March 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883830060
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883830069
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 21 x 27.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #879,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Verna Cox has been teaching students and creating braided rugs for the past 40 years. Her rugs and methods have appeared at the Smithsonian Institution, National 4-H Building, numerous craft fairs and museums. She has also appeared on National TV, as well as local and Public Television Stations. Articals have also been published in at least 12 magazines including Woman's Day, Country Woman, Country Decorating, Country Almanac, Family Circle, Downeast as well as newspapers throughout the Northeast.

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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for the absolute beginner June 16 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This book was a disappointment. I found it impossible to understand from a beginner's point of view. There are no logical explanations of things like what fabrics can be used, how the strips should be made, etc. It seems to me that this book is aimed at those who already have an understanding of how braided rugs are made. The language and instructions are not clear and the hand-drawn illustrations don't help. I'd suggest checking out other books, as I will, for the complete beginner. I'm returning this one.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended April 12 2006
By bikegirl - Published on Amazon.com
I found that this book was not helpful to understand how to braid rugs as a beginner. The instructions are not very clear on how exactly to complete a project. The book contains drawings that are not related to step by step instructions. I could not find any step by step instructions, just mostly illustrations of the types of braided rugs that can be made.

This book is definitely an "illustrated guide" - but not helpful for an absolute beginner. I'll be searching for other step by step resources
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not only the best, but the ONLY book you will ever need. March 17 2000
By Jan - Published on Amazon.com
I have been using Verna's book and videos for the past 4 years and find them to be EXTREMELY easy to follow. I have braided many rugs following her helpful instruction. In my opinion her book and her videos are ALL you will ever need to braid beautiful rugs that will last a lifetime.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The illustrated guide to rug braiding Oct. 23 2011
By karen dueling - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am taking up rug braiding in my spare time and this book is very helpful in getting started and excellent for beginers. I am pleased.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK March 12 2007
By D. Halvorsen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was OK but could have been more informative and the illustrations a bit better.

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