PrimitivesByCarolRae

PrimitivesByCarolRae, Primitive Rug Hooking, Folk Dolls

Hackensack, Minnesota · 524 Sales

PrimitivesByCarolRae

PrimitivesByCarolRae, Primitive Rug Hooking, Folk Dolls

Hackensack, Minnesota 524 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(161)

Announcement   Wool Fabric for Rug Hooking, Hand-dyed and Mill-dyed, Primitive Rug Hooking Patterns and Supplies.

Welcome to my Etsy Shop. I am pleased to offer you beautiful 100% wool for Rug Hooking, Appliqué, Quilting, Sewing and Crafting.

I have been rug hooking for about 26 years. Each year, I become more intrigued with the way my imagination and creativity are constantly moved to new projects, ideas, colors, designs, textures - the list goes on!! I offer mill dyed wool from top U.S. distributors, washed and dried for your convenience. Much of the wool I offer has been hand dyed by me using published and original dye recipes. It is so much fun to create these colors, even the unexpected ones which sometimes turn out to be the most fun!! I have been teaching rug hooking classes at the North House Folk School since 2009 and also teach in my wool studio.

If you have longed for a therapeutic yet utilitarian craft, then rug hooking is for you! Rug hooking traces its roots to the northern colonies and Canada, when immigrants utilized textiles on hand to create rugs for their homes. Hooked rugs are made by drawing narrow strips of wool fabric through a background fabric of cotton, linen or burlap with a curved hook much like a crochet hook.

Many of us, as we evolve into "hookers", feel the need to tell our own stories with our rugs; family history, pets, homes we've lived in and favorite places. I hope you can find something on my site to help you express yourself and tell your story!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Carol

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Last updated on Jul 25, 2017

Wool Fabric for Rug Hooking, Hand-dyed and Mill-dyed, Primitive Rug Hooking Patterns and Supplies.

Welcome to my Etsy Shop. I am pleased to offer you beautiful 100% wool for Rug Hooking, Appliqué, Quilting, Sewing and Crafting.

I have been rug hooking for about 26 years. Each year, I become more intrigued with the way my imagination and creativity are constantly moved to new projects, ideas, colors, designs, textures - the list goes on!! I offer mill dyed wool from top U.S. distributors, washed and dried for your convenience. Much of the wool I offer has been hand dyed by me using published and original dye recipes. It is so much fun to create these colors, even the unexpected ones which sometimes turn out to be the most fun!! I have been teaching rug hooking classes at the North House Folk School since 2009 and also teach in my wool studio.

If you have longed for a therapeutic yet utilitarian craft, then rug hooking is for you! Rug hooking traces its roots to the northern colonies and Canada, when immigrants utilized textiles on hand to create rugs for their homes. Hooked rugs are made by drawing narrow strips of wool fabric through a background fabric of cotton, linen or burlap with a curved hook much like a crochet hook.

Many of us, as we evolve into "hookers", feel the need to tell our own stories with our rugs; family history, pets, homes we've lived in and favorite places. I hope you can find something on my site to help you express yourself and tell your story!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Carol

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Rug Hooking Kit,Pumpkin Mug Rugs  5" x 5.5"  K136
Rug Hooking Kit,Pumpkin Mug Rugs 5" x 5.5" K136
$40.00
Rug Hooking Pattern,  Dala Horse Mat   8" x 8"  P137
Rug Hooking Pattern, Dala Horse Mat 8" x 8" P137
$16.00
Rug Hooking Kit, GM Lighthouse Mat, 8" x 8"  K131
Rug Hooking Kit, GM Lighthouse Mat, 8" x 8" K131
$36.00
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These two wools were dyed in the same dyebath and would be wonderful hooked together in a rug or would make beautiful blue flowers with lots of texture .
Beautiful day for making rug hooking kits!

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Having fun making wool bundles with my helpers!!nerd_face
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About

If you love doing something, it never feels like work!

I have been rug hooking since 1989, when a friend said, “Would you like to try rug hooking?” Little did I know!! We took many classes together and it truly became a part of our lives. At the same time, I was raising a family with my husband and teaching school, 5th grade Reading and English. This craft became my relaxation, creative outlet, and “therapy”. I really think it is good for blood pressure!!

I am now retired from teaching since 2015. My husband and I live “up north” in a quiet part of Minnesota on 2 and ½ acres. I have my wool studio, he has his workshop. We love it here!
I believe that all the skills in arts and crafts, sewing, design etc. that my mother and friends taught me when I was young and later as I raised my family, were preparation for what I love doing now every day!

I love rug hooking and it has become a very creative outlet for me. As a designer and teacher I have read some interesting historical perspectives on this primitive art. Most rug hooking authorities agree that rug hooking was functional and utilitarian; it not only made use of leftover scraps of material and old clothing, but also added warmth and beauty to the home. There is disagreement about the origin of the craft. Some believe it started in Egypt while others believe it originated in the 18th or 19th century in Europe.

Two important parts of designing and hooking rugs, for me, are the expression of our ideas and the telling of our life stories. As we evolve into hookers, we may feel the need to tell our own stories with our rugs; family history, pets, or homes we’ve lived in and our favorite places. You can do this with your own designs or with the designs of others, that “speak to you” when you see them!

Welcome to my Etsy site. Thank you for visiting and I hope you find something that “speaks to you”!

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  • Carol Dunn

    Owner, Designer, Rug Hooker And Doll Maker

    If you love doing something, it never feels like work!

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Last updated on August 2, 2016
My wish is for all customers to be totally satisfied with their experience shopping at Primitives by Carol Rae.
Please enjoy your visit and contact me with any questions you may have about the products. .

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Shipping
Wool and Supplies purchases are usually shipped within 1-3 business days. Hand drawn patterns Usually take 3-5 business days to get ready to ship. 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 (see below). If you have a preference, or would like to upgrade, please email me before purchase and I can give you a shipping upgrade quote.

I will make every effort to ship your items at the most reasonable price. If you purchase multiple items and the shipping that you pay on the order is $2.00 more than the actual shipping, I will refund the difference back to the account that you used to pay for the order. Please contact me if you have any questions about this or if you would like an actual shipping charge before ordering. Just list the items you are interested in and I will be happy to give you a quote and adjust the order.

USPS First Class is for packages up to 13 oz. in weight. It usually takes 3-7 days. It is not insured or tracked, so if you would like either of these confirmations, please email before your purchase, so I can add the additional charges.
Over 13 oz., I prefer to use USPS Priority Mail. Packages arrive in 2-3 days. Packages are tracked and confirmed. If you prefer this method, please email before purchase to upgrade and I will add additional shipping charges.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
Please contact me about shipping outside of the US or Canada.
Shipping will be USPS First Class International. Tracking and insurance are an additional cost. If you would like this option, please email before purchase to get specific charges. Buyer assumes all risk of non shipment. Shipping times vary by destination and may take 3-6 weeks for delivery. Buyer is responsible for all duties and/or custom charges.
If you prefer, you can upgrade your purchase to International Priority Mail. This is tracked, takes 6-10 days. If you would like this option, please email before purchase to get specific charges. You are responsible for all duties and custom fees.
Primitives by Carol Rae is not responsible for delayed, lost or damaged packages.
Refunds and Exchanges
Primitives by Carol Rae wishes all customers to be 100% satisfied with their purchases.
If you are not happy, please email me immediately so we can discuss options.
With my permission, you will be able to return items that are still in original state and packaging within three days of receiving the package. Once it is returned to my studio, and it is in original condition, I will refund your purchase via PayPal. You are responsible for all shipping costs.
Special Orders are not refundable.
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 Carol Dunn. 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.
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