With 159 beautiful photos and clear, complete instructions, you can create 16 marvelous hooked projects, for rugs, pillows, eye masks, footstools, and stair treads in a wide range of colorful, playful patterns. Learn about backing fabrics, rug hooking tools, materials, frames, and hoops needed to successfully complete the projects. Additionally, every technique needed is explained, including dyeing, cutting wool, transferring patterns, finishing edges, hooking, blocking, finishing, and rug care and cleaning. Actual patterns are provided as well as a resource guide to related magazines and suppliers of hooked rug materials and tools. This book is essential for everyone interested in the art of rug hooking, whether a first timer or a comprehensive pro!