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BOOKS

After several attempts to write a self illustrated children's book, I finally realized that my strength is in non-fiction, for grown-ups, especially on my favorite topic of Rug Hooking!

In 2014 I co-authored two chapters in Finishing Hooked Rugs, from Rug Hooking Magazine's Stockpile Press. My contribution was on the care and repair of hooked rugs, with step by step directions for simple rebinding and patching holes—easily doable by any experienced hooker on most 20th century rugs. For very valuable pieces, or 19th century examples, please use professional restoration services! Overall, this book presents chapters from many contemporary hooking experts on many different finishing techniques—how to frame for gallery installation, adding a braided, knit, crocheted or show binding, how to clean, store, and generally keep your hand hooked treasures healthy and intact. A must for any rug hooker's bookshelf!

Finishing Hooked Rugs

Finishing Hooked Rugs

Please order by email, stating your mailing address, and if you would like your copy signed. An invoice will be enclosed. $24.95 plus $6 shipping


New Release! Rug Hooking Traditions with James and Mercedes Hutchinson

Rug Hooking Traditions with James and Mercedes Hutchinson

Rug Hooking Traditions with James and Mercedes Hutchinson, by Kathy Wright and Janet Conner, Wright Traditions Publishing Co. This book is the result of over a decade's research and presents a comprehensive guide to the HUNDREDS of rugs designed by one of the most prolific husband and wife teams in rug hooking history. Their rugs were famous for wry humor and rhyming inscriptions—sometimes risqué, sometimes bitter, always very interesting.

It is no surprise that James and Mercedes also had extremely interesting lives and history, during the first third of the 20th century. Beautifully researched and illustrated with an archive of photographs and related materials, this book would be appreciated by all hookers, fiber artists, history buffs, and antique dealers—as the Hutchinson pieces are highly prized and collectible. Learn not only the history, but how to recognize an original Hutchinson rug, and how to make your own!

$34.95 plus $6 media shipping. Please order by email, stating your mailing address, and if you would like your copy signed. An invoice will be enclosed.

See JConner's Hutchinson Adaptations Catalog - contains 25 new rug designs, all based on Hutchinson originals. Sizes and Prices are approximate, and variable depending upon exactly what you, the customer, may want.

Magazine Articles

Featuring JConner designs, students, or classes

  1. Learning from the Masters, by Tammy Pavich, Rug Hooking Magazine Sept/Oct 2014
  2. Make a Crazy Quilt Victorian Boot Stocking, by Janet Conner Rug Hooking Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014
  3. Post Impressionist Rug Hooking, by Tammy Pavich, Rug Hooking Magazine, June/July/Aug 2015
  4. Van Gogh Vibrations, by Tammy Pavich, Rug Hooking Magazine, March/April/May 2016
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