DesignsInWool

Rug Hooking, Wool Fabrics, Supplies, Punch Needle

Prior Lake, Minnesota On Etsy since 2011

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DesignsInWool

Rug Hooking, Wool Fabrics, Supplies, Punch Needle

Prior Lake, Minnesota | 14,208 Sales

Announcement    FREE Shipping on orders $35.00 and over! US Addresses only. Offering beautiful wool fabric, both hand dyed and mill dyed, for rug hooking, applique, quilting, sewing and crafting, my own line of primitive rug hooking patterns hand drawn on cotton monks cloth or primitive linen. In 2020 I introduced some of my designs in punch needle patterns in digital format.

All wool fabrics are all 100% wool fabrics from top US distributors. Hand dyed and mill dyed, each piece comes to you washed and dried with care to make if perfectly ready for crafting with wool.

I have been dyeing wool and designing patterns for primitive rug hooking since 1998. My pattern designs are greatly influenced by my love for folk art and simple geometric lines. Many of the designs are inspired by antique rugs and stories of the early days of rug hooking. A bit of whimsy with a lack of perspective fits right in with my fondness for "doodling" which I've been enjoying since I was a young girl.

The recent punch needle patterns are based on my original designs. Punching up these delightful little punch needles has been so fun. And more to come! These patterns are Digital download patterns. Pdf pages will be emailed to you after purchase, which you can then download and print.

I'm glad you are here. Peruse the wool fabrics and primitive patterns, many of which are suitable for beginners. If you have never hooked before, I recommend that you sign up for a class or workshop in your area, purchase a book on primitive rug hooking. The one in my Supplies Section is an outstanding reference for beginners, https://www.etsy.com/listing/650401271/rug-hooking-book-introduction-to-rug?ref=shop_home_active_8&crt=1
or search for YouTube videos to see how it's done. My kits come with the wool and pattern, but do not include the other items that you will need for rug hooking such as a hook, a frame or hoop, edge finishing yarn or tape.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

International customers are welcome to contact me for a shipping quote, click on the "request custom order" on a listing you are interested in, let me know which listings you are interested in with choices if options are available and I will get back to you with a shipping charge quote.

Thank you for visiting Designs In Wool! Enjoy your visit! Mary

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Last updated on Sep 7, 2020

FREE Shipping on orders $35.00 and over! US Addresses only. Offering beautiful wool fabric, both hand dyed and mill dyed, for rug hooking, applique, quilting, sewing and crafting, my own line of primitive rug hooking patterns hand drawn on cotton monks cloth or primitive linen. In 2020 I introduced some of my designs in punch needle patterns in digital format.

All wool fabrics are all 100% wool fabrics from top US distributors. Hand dyed and mill dyed, each piece comes to you washed and dried with care to make if perfectly ready for crafting with wool.

I have been dyeing wool and designing patterns for primitive rug hooking since 1998. My pattern designs are greatly influenced by my love for folk art and simple geometric lines. Many of the designs are inspired by antique rugs and stories of the early days of rug hooking. A bit of whimsy with a lack of perspective fits right in with my fondness for "doodling" which I've been enjoying since I was a young girl.

The recent punch needle patterns are based on my original designs. Punching up these delightful little punch needles has been so fun. And more to come! These patterns are Digital download patterns. Pdf pages will be emailed to you after purchase, which you can then download and print.

I'm glad you are here. Peruse the wool fabrics and primitive patterns, many of which are suitable for beginners. If you have never hooked before, I recommend that you sign up for a class or workshop in your area, purchase a book on primitive rug hooking. The one in my Supplies Section is an outstanding reference for beginners, https://www.etsy.com/listing/650401271/rug-hooking-book-introduction-to-rug?ref=shop_home_active_8&crt=1
or search for YouTube videos to see how it's done. My kits come with the wool and pattern, but do not include the other items that you will need for rug hooking such as a hook, a frame or hoop, edge finishing yarn or tape.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

International customers are welcome to contact me for a shipping quote, click on the "request custom order" on a listing you are interested in, let me know which listings you are interested in with choices if options are available and I will get back to you with a shipping charge quote.

Thank you for visiting Designs In Wool! Enjoy your visit! Mary

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"Drawing up an Oak Leaves pattern this beautiful Fall morning! A great project to use up all your leftovers. It's 12\" x 12\" and hooks up quickly :)"
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About DesignsInWool

Sales 14,208
On Etsy since 2011

Primitive Rug Hooking...crafting keepsakes one loop at a time

What I love most about primitive rug hooking is how naive and whimsical it is.
This very old art form evolved out of the utilitarian need to have warm coverings, whether for floor or bed.
The materials were old textiles the maker had on hand. The art work and themes came from their surroundings, drawn as best they could.

My hope is that you will join me in this adventure, to keep the craft of rug hooking alive and well and growing into the next generations.

I'm so glad you have come to visit. I hope I can be of help in providing the supplies and designs you need to start pulling loops :)

A little about me:
At a very young age my mom taught me to sew and Grandma taught me to knit.

From there I pursued so many textile crafts...except rug hooking! But sometimes our lives take serendipitous turns.

In 1998 my sister talked me into trying my hand at rug hooking and I was hooked from the first moment! All my other crafts, quilting, spinning, weaving, sewing have taken a back seat since I started my rug hooking business in 2003. I began by teaching classes and selling hand dyed wool at a quilt shop in Illinois. In 2009 I opened Designs In Wool website and in 2011 opened my Etsy shop.

My husband and I now reside in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
Welcome!

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  • Mary Johnson

    Owner, Designer

    Hooking a rug loop by loop and hand dyeing wool is a blessing and a joy. Join me on the journey of exploring the art of primitive rug hooking.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 26, 2020
Welcome to Designs In Wool. Please enjoy your visit and contact me with any questions you may have about my designs and products.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Designs In Wool wishes all customers to be 100% satisfied with their purchases.
If you are not happy, please email me immediately.
If you need to cancel an order, please contact me within the first day as I usually ship wool and supplies the next day (sometimes the same day).
With my permission, you will be able to return items that are still in original state and packaging within ONE week of receiving the package. Once it is returned to my studio, and it is in original condition, I will refund your purchase to your account. You are responsible for all shipping costs.
Special Orders, Wool Kits and Patterns that are Special Ordered and Wool that has been cut for rug hooking are not refundable. Digital Download Patterns are not refundable.
Payment
Designs In Wool accepts payment through Etsy Shop Payments using your preferred credit card or PayPal. Etsy keeps your payment information secure. My shop does not receive your credit card information.

Payment is due at time of purchase.

If there is a Coupon Event, you must apply the COUPON CODE in the "apply coupon" box at Checkout to receive the discount. Use the name specified in my newsletter or shop info box.

Payment by check or money order can also be accepted. Please contact me if you would like to pay with a check. Your order will NOT be shipped until your check or money order has cleared my bank.
Shipping
Processing is the amount of time I need to prepare your order for shipping. As this time varies, see individual items,
Wool and Supplies are usually shipped within 1-3 business days.
Hand drawn patterns can take 3-5 business days to get ready to ship. Kits may take as long as 7-10 business days to prepare. If it should take longer than that, I will contact you immediately.

Shipment is made using USPS 1st Class or Priority Mail depending on the weight, size and destination of your package.

If you would like to upgrade, please email me before purchase and I can give you a shipping upgrade quote.

USPS First Class is for packages up to 16 oz. in weight. It usually takes 4-7 days.
USPS Priority Mail for packages weighing 1 lb and over. Packages usually arrive in 2-3 days.

I will make every effort to ship your items at the most reasonable price. If you purchase multiple items and the shipping is $2.00 or more than the actual shipping, I will refund the difference back to your account.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
Please contact me about shipping outside of the United States.
Shipping will be USPS First Class International up to 4 lbs and USPS International Priority Mail for heavier packages. Insurance is an additional cost.

International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Buyer assumes all risk of non shipment. Shipping times vary by destination and may take 3-6 weeks for delivery.

Designs In Wool is not responsible for delayed, lost or damaged packages.
Additional policies and FAQs
All designs, photographs and content are copyright materials and may not be reproduced or transferred in any manner without express permission from Mary Johnson. All designs and patterns purchased are for personal use only and may not be transferred, copied or given to others. Thank you for respecting the property and business of the artist.
© 2001-2020 Mary Johnson/Designs In Wool

More information

Last updated on Nov 12, 2019
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.
Beginnners 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 and enjoy working with both.

Do you refund shipping overage charges?

Yes, if the difference is $2.00 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.

Copyright

All designs, photographs and content are copyright materials and may not be reproduced or transferred in any manner without express permission from Mary Johnson. All designs and patterns purchased are for personal one time use only. The purchased item may be given as a gift to another person, but may not be reproduced, transferred, redrawn or copied to give to others. Thank you for respecting the property and business of the artist.
© 2001-2020 Mary Johnson/Designs In Wool