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Rug hooking is a technique to make rugs by pulling loops of yarn, wool roving, or fabric through a stiff woven base such as burlap, or another similar textile. The loops are pulled through the backing material using a hand tool with a hooked end, similar to the end of a crocheting hook, but the tool is shorter and usually has a thick wooden base for leverage. Although some use the term latch hooking to describe rug hooking, the technique for latch hooking is actually different. Latch hooking uses a hinged hook to form a knotted pile from short, pre-cut pieces of yarn. With either technique, rug hooking or latch hooking, patterns can be formed on the surface of the rug by using different colored yarns, wool roving, or strips of fabric, for the various sections.

This section contains rug hooking how-to information and free patterns, rug hooking supplies, kits, and patterns available for purchase, as well as shops with hand hooked rugs available.

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