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your own hook rug pattern?

alright so I have an image I would like to make into a hook rug but I can't just do it myself by looking at the photo, I need the image printed onto the hook rug base, is there anyway to have that done? can I copy the image onto the hook rug base?

Answer:

There's an old low-tech technique for copying things like this that's been used for many years. Make a photocopy of your original. Draw a grid over it, using a ruler and being very precise. Or, photocopy your image onto grid paper. Draw a grid on your rug base -- yes, use a ruler and be very precise. Make sure the grid on your rug base has the same number of squares as the grid on your aper. They will be different-size squares, of course, but make sure there are the same nuber of squares. Now, carefully copy the contents of each grid square from the paper to the rug base. Turn the whole thing (yep, both the paper and the rug base) upside-down and work that way if you have trouble copying it right-side-up. You will find it much easier to copy one square at a time, and you'll have an excellent pattern for your rug. Have fun!
Aug 23, 2017
Yes, certainly. Almost every one that hooks a rug draws the design on the backing material. That is the first step. The lazy way is to buy a backing with the design already on it. The above answer gives you a good method on how to transfer a design to your own backing. Or you can simply draw your own right on the backing to your own preferences. Once you do that, you will never go back to commercially prepared kits -- you'll be selling your own on esty!
Aug 23, 2017

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