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September 16 2009 Rugmaking Newsletter

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Book Review - Welcome Home
“Welcome Home” was written by artist Kaffe Fassett in 1999. This book includes four rag rug patterns, a museum tour of Kaffe’s works and is filled with pictures of his home where every surface is decorated.

Latch Hook - Cutting Yarn
Cutting your own yarn is easy and will give you more choices for colors, lengths, yarn weights and fibers than purchasing pre-cut yarn. This article also explains how to calculate yarn requirements.

Latch Hook - Joining Canvas
Latch hook rug canvas can be purchased in a variety of sizes. 3.75 Graph ‘N Latch Rug Canvas made by M.C.G. Textiles works well and can be found in most craft or sewing stores. Can’t find a canvas large enough? Two or more canvases can be joined together to get the size needed.

Latch Hook Tips
This article explains how to fix mistakes and how to prevent canvas from unraveling.

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