The Short History of Rug Hooking

Few techniques allow for the creation of such detailed patterns as the rug hooking. Combining features of art and craft, those rugs are often hanged on the walls, as if they were paintings for everyone to admire. The process of weaving is quite simple: start by pulling loops of yarn or scraps of wool through a stiff base made of burlap or rug warp. Then pull the loops through the backing material, using a crochet-type hook in a wooden handle and... voila!