Rug Hooking KIT, Red Cardinal 10" x 12", K131, DIY Bird Rug Kit, Wide Cut, Primitive Rug Hooking


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This listing is for the KIT to hook my design "Red Cardinal 10" x 12". It includes a wool pack and a hand drawn pattern.
Each kit includes:
1. The pattern on cotton monks cloth or primitive linen, select your choice. The foundation fabric is about 20" x 19" making it fit in most lap frames and 14" hoops. The edges are serged to protect while hooking.
2. 100% wool fabrics that I have hand dyed and/or mill dyed wool fabrics. Choose to have your wool sent to you UNCUT as in the photo or CUT in #8 (1/4" wide) strips.
3. Instructions of where to use the colors in the wool pack and a color photo. It does NOT include instructions on how to hook.

You will need a primitive rug hook, a rug hooking frame or hoop and edging to finish the edges of the design.

I chose bright reds and a dull red plaid for the cardinal and also added those to the border, a bright gold for the beak and feet, green for the pine needles and neutrals for branches and background. I added a bit of black and white honeycomb for interest.

I decided to add a prodded edge to my red cardinal rug and finished it into a pillow (see photo 5).
I used leftovers from my project to prod the edges. You could use your stash to do this too, it doesn't have to match exactly with the wool in the kit.
A couple of these wools are listed separately, the green stripe and the big red plaid.
Do a search of my mill dyed wools to see these and others that might work well for the proddy strips.
You would need an eighth yard piece if you want a wool fabric back for a pillow back.

If you would like to purchase JUST the pattern, see listing P213:

If you need a hook, see the ones I offer in the Hooking Supplies section:§ion_id=7706447

You can find many on line sites that will help you learn how to hook and finish hooked rugs, or search on line for rug hooking groups in your local area.

Thank you for visiting and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Custom and personalized orders

    Please feel free to contact me about special orders by clicking on the "request a custom order" button. I have a lot of inventory that is not listed.

    If you are looking for a specific color or texture, I will be happy to check my inventory. If you are able to send a photo, that is a great help to me in understanding what you are looking for.

    Special Orders are non returnable. Wool Kits and Wool Packs that have been cut in strips for rug hooking are not refundable.

    Designs and patterns that have been customized and/or personalized cannot be returned.

    Which Backing Fabric should I choose?

    Cotton Monks Cloth is 100% cotton woven with two warp threads and two weft threads has 12 x 13 holes per inch. It is great for hooking with all cuts of wool, from fine to primitive cuts. It is less expensive than primitive linen.

    Primitive linen is 100% linen, the most durable backing fabric. It is more expensive than other backing fabrics. The evenly spaced weave of 12 x 12 threads per inch makes it great for all primitive cuts, #7 and wider.
    Beginners usually have an easier time hooking with linen.

    Both are fine and long lasting choices for the backing to support and make your hooked rug durable. I use both types, but usually choose linen for larger projects.

    Do you refund shipping overage charges?

    Yes, if the difference is $3.00 or more. Etsy calculations, especially on orders with multiple items, can add up to more than the actual shipping. I will let you know when your order is ready to ship if you will be receiving a shipping refund.


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    I'm very happy with this purchase.

    I’m getting back into rug hooking and this kit is a perfect start! Thank you!!!

    Super fast shipping, as always of course. I am very pleased with my purchase and look forward to hooking this cardinal up firca surprise birthday gift come July.

    Excellent product and appreciate the free shipping. Thanks so much!

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