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Rug Hooking With Yarn, Susie Stephenson’s two part video, ready to view


We’ve had such great response to Susie Stephenson’s book Designing and Hooking Primitive Rugs, and so much fun in her classes, we wanted to share some of her energy and knowledge with you all. Here, a two part video we put together last time she stopped by Halcyon Yarn: Part 1, rug hooking with yarn, examples and inspirations, and Part 2, rug hooking with yarn, a hands-on how-to. As Susie says (and shows), you can learn to hook rugs in 15 minutes, but spend a life time developing designs. These videos start with examples of some of Susie’s wonderful rugs, and give us glimpses into what inspired them. She then gives a great intro to rug hooking with yarn (hint: it came out beautifully!) that makes it look easy and fun. She also talks about the uses of yarn and roving in rug hooking, inspirations that are certainly near and dear to our heart. We had a great time making these videos, and on a personal note I’m planning out my first rug hooking project… So watch at your own risk! If you feel the need to get geared up, try our Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool,Halcyon Deco Rug Wool Yarn, or Halcyon Geo Rug Wool Yarn, and our rug hooking pages for supplies.


Designing and Hooking Primitive Rugs  Designing and Hooking Primitive Rugs
Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool
Halcyon Deco Rug Wool Yarn Halcyon Deco Rug Wool Yarn
Halcyon Geo Rug Wool Yarn Halcyon Geo Rug Wool Yarn

Related items of interest: • Rug Making BooksOur yarnsSuper Bulky weight yarnsWool yarnsBulky weight yarns

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6 thoughts on “Rug Hooking With Yarn, Susie Stephenson’s two part video, ready to view”

  1. Anthony Grenzy says:

    I am still interested in making a vest as shown on page 92 of your book Primitive Rugs. Sent you a note on March 14, 2012 and you sain you would send me the information I requested. For some reason I have not received any requested information.

  2. Anne says:

    I want to make a saddle pad from wool roving. I found some instructions, but no photos. A friend bought one online and it’s beautiful, but also very practical. I need a certain length on each side and I’ve read that it’s called latch weaving. Do you have any suggestions?

  3. Vi Sanford says:

    my yarn keeps splitting..wrong hook..certain yarn?
    thanks for help…new found hobby and love it!!

  4. Mary turner says:

    Great video aim hooked !,!

  5. Anthony Grenzy says:


    I just received your book Primitive Rugs and IIt is great. would like to hook a vest and hvve a few questions. On page 92, you show the vest just before sewing. It has binding all around it, do you pur the binding on before you hook? Do you have any hints or suggestions? I there any printed literature I could purchase on the hows and do’s. Thanks a lot Tony

  6. Anne Wight says:

    Your rugs have the most magnificent colors! This may be the inspiration I need to get back to hooking the little rug I started a few years ago!

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