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Learn how to make 20 modern-vibe projects using the technique of pulling wool strips. Related to punch needle rug hooking, this process has similar traditional roots, but wool strips provide a different form of expression and a unique look. Whether you're a complete beginner, an established fan of punch needle rug hooking, or at the intermediate level, expert Katie Kriner teaches the process and offers 20 projects for honing your skills, and the designs are a variety of styles, including rustic, primitive, chic, and modern. First enjoy learning about this craft's antique origins, then understand what tools and materials you'll need for creating and working with strips of wool. To get you started on the craft itself, Katie teaches 3 simple projects and 2 basic finishing techniques. This lets you create the 17 "next step up" projects, including pillows, wall hangings, floor rugs, bags, holiday decorations, tea cozy, wine tote, footstool, and even mug rugs. You'll learn various techniques for finishing and binding, mounting, backgrounds, assembling pieces, beading, and more. Make the projects as they're taught, or use them as springboards for customizing and expressing your own design style.
Katie Kriner has been rug hooking for over a decade. Her journey has blended creative designing, education, and business. She owns The Bee & The Bear, a rug-hooking shop where she focuses on teaching and sharing the amazing possibilities of modern rug hooking. www.thebeethebear.com