Area Rugs Crafts Samples (02)
How to Paint a Trompe L'oeil Rug
Trompe L'oel is from a French word, and it is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three dimensions. It was and still is popularly used in murals, which might show a window, door or hallway to suggest a larger room. In this how-to article by Diane Henkler she had painted a colorful rug on a hardwood floor. She tells you hoow to paint an area of your own floor to look like a colorful area rug. Learn how to prepare the area by priming the surface and taping it off, and then paint in the base colors of each part of the rug using a stencil design, which you can download from the site.
Rug Braiding Instructions
This article has rug braiding information. Using the three-strand braid, strips are sewn together. Oval rugs or rectangular rugs can be made reversible. Stitch rug binding tape is used as well. Lacing brings the braid strands together, thus creating the rug.
Rug Hooking Magazine
As the magazine for rug hooking, this is certainly one of the definitive resources and a must-have for rug hooking hobbyists. You can subscribe to the magazine online and the digital edition also available for the PC, iPad, Android or iPhone. They also have a new online magazine called Rug Beat that's filled with human interest stories and tidbits that they don't include in the regular magazine. They also publish a book on rug hooking called Rugs in Bloom. So there are many articles, of course, also a hooked rug blog. You can get information about events and gathers. Online you can check out back issues, in case you find any feature that compelling enough to purchase a back issue.
The Rug Hookers' Group on Yahoo.com
Here's where you can join the Rug Hookers e-group at Yahoo.com. If you've ever been a part of an e-group before you're undoubtedly in for a pleasant surprise. This is a large group of people, all of whom are interesting in hooked rugs, and all of them ready, willing, and anxious to share their expertise, their knowledge, their skill, their hints, and their tips to help you with any hooked rug project you have or are thinking of starting. Groups such as this are very close-knit and willing to lend help and advice as if you are a member of a family. If you are interested in joining an on-going discussion on a wide range of hooked rug topice with over 1,600 other rug hooking enthusiasts, then follow the simple instructions for gaining membership.