Details Uncover the history and background of traditional proddy
Offers techniques for different prodding methods and describes other forms of three-dimensional rug hooking
Step-by-step instructions and templates to create realistic-shaped proddy flower petals plus includes a special table-runner project, full-size pattern insert, and instructional DVD
Three-dimensional rug hooking is gaining momentum in the fiber arts field as a way of accessorizing traditional work. Gene Shepherd gives a comprehensive look at the origin of prodded rugs and gives step-by-step instructions to achieve the look of realistic flowers and leaves. Beginning with the background of traditional prodded hooking and methods to do it, he covers realistic-shaped proddy flowers, molded hooking, decorative knots, and backgrounds that appear three-dimensional. Learn how to use pancake-dyed wools and alternate loop (beaded) techniques. Includes an instructional DVD.
About the Author:
Gene Shepherd is director of Cambria Pines Rug Camp in Cambria, California. He is a frequent contributor to Rug Hooking magazine and coauthor of The Rug Hooker's Bible. Shepherd lives with his wife in Anaheim, California, where he is the senior pastor at the Anaheim First Christian Church.
96 pages with an instructional DVD, 128 color photos.