Rug Braiding and Hooking Educational Books and DVDs by Verna Cox
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Rug Braiding and Hooking Educational Books

Illustrated Braiding Guide

This fifty-three page braiding guide has large drawn illustrations and clearly written explanations, reflecting techniques used in Adult Education classes for over 50 years.

The Braiding Guide is essentially an encyclopedia on rug braiding. It covers information on braiding and lacing all shape rugs; from Oval, Round, Rectangular and Square, to runners and unique shaped rugs. It explains the amount of fabric needed, the type of fabric best used and how to use colors effectively.   It illustrates how to start the rug with a "T", how to insure that your rug remains flat, how to color change, to taper and all details on the invisible butting method.

$13.95
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Rug Hooking & Braiding Made Easy

This thirty page booklet covers information on the two crafts of Rug Hooking and Braiding in their basic forms.

         This booklet is divided in two parts:   One part covers the basic hooking technique and shows how to create your frame, the type of backing fabric, and drawing your own pattern and the hooking. It also shows you how to complete your hooked piece with or without a braided border.   Included is a list of companies that you can contact for specific tools and fabrics.

         The second part of the booklet covers braiding with cotton and denim, versus wool.   Because cotton and denim have a firm feel, the braiding technique is different than the method utilized for woolen fabric. The booklet gives you the basic steps of starting the braid, lacing, tapering and a new type of butting for cotton braids. Also included is a section on Traditional wool braiding.
$7.95
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TOOL  
braid clamp

VERNA'S BRAID CLAMP

Finally a new metal braid table clamp that holds the braid beautifully while you braid.

This braiding clamp is a hand made clamp of spun aluminum that is a delight to use.   It has a swinging gate to allow the braid to be pushed ahead, but held firmly when you start to braid.   It clamps onto a table, with padding to prevent scratching, with enough space to be clamped to a picnic table.

$18.50

Cox Enterprises: 10 Dube Road, Verona Island, ME 04416
Phone: (207) 469-6402
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