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By no means ahead of have all of the Reader's selection rugs been collected jointly in a single quantity. the simplest of the easiest, the rugs selected through rug hookers themselves, those rugs have been voted the favorites by way of the readers of Rug Hooking journal within the annual party of Hand-Hooked Rugs competitions.

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The combined efforts of Carol and Emily resulted in a piece that dances with color. Emily loved the challenge of continually adjusting the texture and balance of color. The only problem she encountered was hooking the figure of the woman. She had to tear it out and re-hook it several times before she was satisfied. Her finished rug reflects the sparkle of summer in Kennebunkport. American Express Train, 36" x 22½", #3-cut wool on burlap. Designed by Heirloom; hooked by Marjorie Clinton, Hopedale, Massachusetts, 1994.

She dip dyed wool for the sky her favorite color of blue, and spot dyed the border with mahogany and navy blue. The biggest challenge was hooking the landscape with wide-cut wool. Some areas had to be reworked a few times, and she hand-trimmed wool strips to fill some areas. Jan finished the rug by folding the linen around polyester cording and whipstitching the edge with wool tapestry yarn. Then she trimmed the linen to about ¾" and hand sewed cotton binding tape to cover the cut edge. “The rabbit is my favorite part of the rug.

These winners are featured in a follow-up issue of Rug Hooking magazine. Thus, the “Readers’ Choice” winners are truly the jewel in the crown since they represent the collective opinions of everyone. And for these winners, being honored and showcased in both Celebration and Rug Hooking magazine puts their work in a double spotlight that shows the world the loving fruits of their hard labor. J is for Joseph, page 36. Celebration Through the Years How has Celebration evolved during the course of a generation?

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