Rug Hooking Magazine

Sep/Oct 2021

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September/October 2021


Volume XXXIV, Number 2

September/October 2021

[On the Cover]

August, designed by Heather O’Hara and hooked by Debra Smith

Birds and bugs and bittersweet, Indian corn and tomatoes—this issue is chock full of delights. Michele Wise shows us how she makes her charming birdhouses and Michelle Palmer shares a fun pattern of a stylish bird design, and—even better!—gives suggestions on color planning that design to depict your  favorite bird. Expert rug hooker Nadine Flagel shares her unique technique for intricate value shading and Hetty van Gurp gives us a sneak peek into the world of Tancook Island, Nova Scotia. Our fall issue is full of patterns and articles for your autumn pleasure. Pour yourself a cup of hot cider and settle in for a treat!

Celebration 32 Call for Entries 

Soncody Road Cherry Picker

A flock of birds to hook from one pattern

by Michelle Palmer



A photo of my mother
by Kathy Donovan


Hooked on Tancook Island

A rug hooker moves to a tiny offshore island, falls in love with her new home, and rediscovers her art

by Hetty van Gurp


Hooked Birdhouse

Give your feathered friends a woolen domicile

by Michele Wise


Color Entomology

A natural history series—for the wall and the lapel

by Hayley Perry


Coding Value

Binge watching and rug hooking belong together

by Nadine Flagel

Seasons at the Parris House

Inspiration for design

by Elizbeth Miller/Parris House Wool Works


Summer Abundance

Large, medium, and small—just the right size for the purpose

by Debra Smith, editor RHM


A Rug Hooking Exclusive: Maple Leaf

by Lisanne Miller/W. Cushing & Co.

Artful Color: Design and critique

by Wanda Kerr

Readers’ Gallery: Anita White

Inspired by Avignon

by Tamara Pavich


Blast from the Past: Indian Corn

Archives of RHM


Dear Beginning Rug Hooker: Scattered Leaves

by Joanne Page


Canadian Connection: Front Doors

by Patti Colen


First Rug on the Last Page: Three Birches/Karen Merker

by Arlene Merker

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