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Rugmaking Books

Rugmaking Book Reviews. Includes books for Braiding, Latch Hooking, Locker Hooking, Knitting, Painting Floor Cloths, Rug Hooking, Sewing, Twining and much more!

Country Living Country Decorating star
If you love country decorating, you’ll love this book. It’s packed with pictures of living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, entrances, bedrooms and outdoor spaces. Looking for ways to display your rugs? Lots of ideas here! Includes instructions for making Penny Rugs and a pattern for a floral hooked rug.

Craft, INC. star
Do you dream of starting your own rugmaking business? Have you been looking for ways to earn extra income, work from home or support a charitable cause? “Craft, INC. Turn Your Creative Hobby into a Business”, written by Meg Mateo Ilasco is a great resource for starting your own business.

Decorating Fabric star
Looking for floorcloth painting ideas? Fabric dyeing techniques? A new pattern for a sewn rug? This book is filled with hundreds of pictures and written instructions explaining different fabric painting and dyeing techniques.

Favorite Rag Rugs – Book Review star
Rag Rug Book Review. Materials including warp and weft are included in the drafts. Weaving rag rugs with many ideas and patterns to follow. Includes finishes for rag rugs.

Floor Cloth Magic star
Floorcloths are inexpensive, easy to make and a great way to recycle some of that old paint and polyurethane you may have left over from home improvement projects!

Kathleen´s Fabric Locker Hooking star
"Kathleen’s Fabric Locker Hooking" written by Kathleen Carpenter focuses on using materials that are easy to find - latch hook rug canvas and cotton fabrics.

Magic Carpets - 30 Easy to Make Rug Designs star
If you are interested in latch-hooked or cross-stitched rugs, “Magic Carpets – 30 Easy to Make Rug Designs”, written by Melinda Coss and Sylvie Soudan in 1989, is a good informational book

Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside The Lines star
If you love to knit and have been looking for a new rug pattern and a fun book to read, "Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines" has a colorful rug pattern called Kiki Mariko, knit using the Fair Isle technique and bulky wool yarn.

Mason-Dixon Knitting, The Curious Knitter´s Guide star
“Mason-Dixon Knitting, The Curious Knitters´ Guide” written by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne was not only fun to read, it made me want to run for my knitting needles and start knitting.

Rug Hooking for the First Time star
"Rug Hooking for the First Time" takes you step by step through the process of preparing fabric backing, hooking directions and finishing your project. This book not only includes primitive patterns and techniques, it also encourages and provides information for designing your own rug.

The Braided Rug Book star
If you are interested in learning to make wool braided rugs or are looking for patterns and color plans, Norma M. Sturges book "The Braided Rug Book – Creating Your Own American Folk Art" is an excellent resource.

Twined Rag Rugs star
Twined rugs can be made using a pegged frame, unpegged frame, hoop, conventional loom or no frame at all.

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