What equipment do I need to rug hook?
- A frame or a hoop. An embroidery or quilting hoop will do.
- A hook
- Backing fabric. I prefer rug warp. Here’s an article about rug warp and a podcast about backings.
- Cut wool strips
- Small pair of scissors
That’s it. The list is not long and many of the items you can make yourself or use what you already have. The important thing is to get the simple basics on the cheap side and then upgrade as you learn more about what is available and how you work.
The next few lessons will walk you through each item in detail.
Got all your equipment?
Skip ahead to the next major section. You might want to return later when you have a friend who wants to learn how to rug hook. Making a simple hook or frame can help a lot in the beginning.