Uncover the history and background of traditional proddy Offers techniques for different prodding methods and describes other forms of three-dimensional rug hooking Step-by-step instructions and templates to create realistic-shaped proddy flower petals plus includes a special table-runner project, full-size pattern insert, and instructional DVD
Three-dimensional rug hooking is gaining momentum in the fiber arts field as a way of accessorizing traditional work. Gene Shepherd gives a comprehensive look at the origin of prodded rugs and gives step-by-step instructions to achieve the look of realistic flowers and leaves. Beginning with the background of traditional prodded hooking and methods to do it, he covers realistic-shaped proddy flowers, molded hooking, decorative knots, and backgrounds that appear three-dimensional. Learn how to use pancake-dyed wools and alternate loop (beaded) techniques. Includes an instructional DVD.