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Book Suggestions on: 

Hooked Rugs History and Patterns

Creating an Antique Look in Hand-hooked Rugs (Framework) by Cynthia Smesny Norwood

Hooking Mats and Rugs: 33 New Designs From An Old Tradition (Paperback)
by Deanne Fitzpatrick

The Americana Collection: Hooked Rugs (That Patchwork Place) (Paperback)
by Polly Minick

Hook Me a Story: 
The History and Method 
of Rug Hooking in Atlantic Canada

Deanne Fitzpatrick 2000 Nimbus Publishing Co.

The Complete Guide to Collecting Hooked Rugs
Jessie A. Turbayne 2004 Schiffler Publishing Co.

A Passion for the Creative Life: Textiles to Lift the Spirit
Mary S. Burton 2002 Sign of the Hook

Rug Hooking In Maine: 1838-1940 (Hardcover)

East Coast Rug-Hooking Designs: New Patterns from an Old Tradition (Paperback) by Deanne Fitzpatrick

Woolley Fox American Folk Art Rug Hooking by Barbara Carroll

Everyday Folk Art: Hooked Rugs And Quilts To Make (Paperback)
by Polly Minick, Laurie Simpson 2005

Preserving The Past In Primitive Rugs (Edition III, Rug Hooking Magazine's Framework) (Paperback)
by Barbara Evans Brown

Maryanne Lincoln's Comprehensive Dying Guide: 10 Years Of Recipes From The Dye Kitchen by Maryanne Lincoln

The Secrets Of Planning & Designing A Hand-Hooked Rug: Your Complete Guide To Planning & Designing Rugs by Deanne Fitzpatrick

Wool Rug Hooking by Tara Darr 2005

Hooked Rugs Today (Paperback)
by Amy Oxford, Cynthia McAdoo, Dec 2004

The Rug Hook Book
Edited by Thom Boswell 1994 Sterling/Lark Books

Rag Wool Appliqué: Easy to Sew : Use Any Sewing Machine : Quilts, Home Decor, and Clothing by Kathy Macmannis Publisher: C&T Publishing; Bk&CD-Rom edition (September 1, 2002) 

Used, Hard-to-Find, Out-of-Print

Not all of these titles are currently in print, but they are frequently listed on ebay 
and found in local shops dealing in used books.

The Hooked Rug
William Winthrop Kent 
1930 Tudor Publishing Co.

Rugs From The American Museum in Britain Shiela Betterton 1981

The Dream Beneath Design
Pearl K. McGown 1938/1949 Pearl K. McGown

Practical Hooked Rugs

Stella Hay Rex 1949 Prentice-Hall Inc.

Rare Hooked Rugs
William Winthrop Kent 
1941 Pond-Ekberg Co.

Color in Hooked Rugs
Pearl K. McGown 1954
Hooked Rug Design
William Winthrop Kent 
1949 Pond-Ekberg Co.

American Rugs
(The American Arts Library) Estelle H. Ries 1950 The World Publishing Co.

The Lore and Lure of Hooked Rugs
Pearl K. McGown 1966

Handmade Rugs
Ella Shannon Bowles 1937 Garden City Publishing Co. Inc.

Rag Rugs of England and America
(Decorative Arts Library)
Emma Tennant 1992 Walker Books
out of print-- limited availability

Hooked Rugs: An American Folk Art

Leslie Linley 1992 Clarkson Potter Inc. out of print-- limited availability

Creating Hooked Rugs
Vera Bisbee Underhill 
with Arthur Burks 
1951 Bramhall House

Definitions of Rug Making Terms from Tracy Jamar

Rug Hooking Magazine
is a bi-monthly publication that has information on hooking guilds, how-to's, supplies, camps and workshops, techniques and everything else needed to explore contemporary hooking. See their online version: www.rughookingonline.com

www.theartrug.com is the web site for a collaborative project on creating a deck of playing cards using hooking as the medium, as was done in the mid-90s with quilts in Playing with a Full Deck organized by Sue Pierce.

Rags to Rugs Craft Shoppe in Pictou, Nova Scotia, specializes in Bluenose patterns.

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