Friday, January 16, 2009

Red Saltbox tutorial on binding hooked mats & rugs

People have been talking lately about different ways to finish rugs and mats and hooked items of all sorts. One name that keeps popping up was Wendy Miller of The Red Saltbox -- rug designs, etc.

Very clear and complete directions on how to bind a rug or mat with wool fabric-covered cording, just like pillows are often done. Tidy, easy to coordinate the colours with your mat and as Wendy says, if you use a plaid in the hooking, you can cut the wool fabric on the bias/diagonal, getting instant pizazz and a very professional looking finish, pulling the colours from the rug into the binding.


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