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Latch hook tips:
We all know how infuriating it can be when starting a project and instantly falling foul because we haven't taken the time to prepare the kit and ourselves!
As much as you want to pull the wrapper off and getting started within a minute, I have complied below some pointers that should help you complete your kit with as little trouble as possible.
There are many ways of "finishing" your project, and it is entirely dependant on what you want to do with your rug. Some of the smaller ones (12"x12") can be finished by adding a small cushion backer and insert and making it into a cushion, whilst the larger latch hook kits can look lovely finished with rug binding to give the edges a smooth appearance. Some of the larger, more intricate designs, lend themseleves beautifully as wall hangings. Just add some hanging loops and use a metal or pine curtain pole to hang them from. This method is ideal for a unused plain alcove especially if illuminated.
If you have forgotten how to latch hook, dont worry, click on this link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0zVFvRF9O4 where you will be able to see a very clear video of Mary Maxim demostrating the technique. You will need to go to approx 2 mins into the clip, but it is worth watching all the way through as there are some other very useful hints and tips.
On this site: http://www.teammead.co.uk/rugmaking/ you can find some inspiration and handy tips. As you can see, rug making is steeped in history and creations can be passed down through generations leaving a lovely legacy. Please feel free to e mail us any pictures of your own designs of latch hook rug kits, and we will add them to a showcase we are in the process of creating.