Gene Shepherd Rug Hooking Free Video

October 1, 2010 by
Filed under: Traditional Rugs 

Visit for the latest news from Gene’s award winning rug hooking website and blog! This is Gene Shepherd’s free beginning rug hooking video. It shows you step by step instructions for hooking your first rug. There are also a few pointers for more advanced rug hooking. ENJOY!

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24 Comments on Gene Shepherd Rug Hooking Free Video

  1. galekitty on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 6:39 pm

    @luna64ful It should be tight without slack. if the fabric is loose it will be harder to hook. Once you get the hang of it it becomes like second nature. have fun and happy hooking!

  2. bitch30 on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 6:44 pm

    thank-you very much you explain very well now i see what my mistake

  3. luna64ful on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 7:11 pm

    YAAYYY!! This was demonstrated so well! Now I feel like I could really try this and with practice maybe make a simple rug! Thanks for starting at the beginning for a beginner…Does the fabric need to be secure in a frame or hoop type contraption or just loose? Thank You!

  4. chamberguy1 on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 7:54 pm


  5. chvardy on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 8:20 pm

    I don’t recognize this fabric as monk’s cloth. I sell Monks cloth and it does not look like this. Would ths be Huck’s cloth?

  6. sewpieceful on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 8:32 pm

    Thanks Gene for a terrific instructional video! I’m starting a small rug and your instructions have made my rug even better…thank you!

  7. meadowarch on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 8:37 pm

    which method is used to created 0:48 image?

  8. hookedon3 on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 8:38 pm

    53Topanga – thanks for the feed back. There is a lot more information on my website. GRS

  9. 53Topanga on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 8:51 pm

    I decided I wanted to start rug hooking, but had no idea where to get any instruction.
    This video is amazing………………I feel like I can at least get going now. Thanks so much!

  10. thinkingology on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 9:47 pm

    Thanks a lot for this!!! Great video!!

  11. railskater319 on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 10:46 pm

    Wow! This was great! Thank you so much!

  12. longshadowfarms on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 11:04 pm

    Thanks for the excellent demonstration! I have a rug I started many years ago but lost the instructions. I’m looking forward to finishing it! You mention a blog but I don’t see a link to it. Could you post that information?

  13. hookedon3 on Fri, 1st Oct 2010 11:28 pm

    Thanks Chris – Please stop by the blog for more info. Gene

  14. mschris32 on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 12:04 am

    Without a doubt, this is the best instructional video on the web. I’m just starting out with no local teachers available, and your video really gave me the basics on this wonderful new hobby. Thanks so much for posting it.

  15. XDCD4231 on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 12:32 am

    Cover you’re mouth

    2. Make a wish into hand

    3. Close hand (Make hand into fist)

    4. Hold the fist against you’re heart for 5 seconds

    5. Repost this comment 3 times

    6. Tommorow will be the best day of you’re life!!!

  16. fluffybumkins on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 1:22 am

    Fantastic!!! Thank you so much Gene. You made it look so simple.

  17. hookedon3 on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 2:16 am

    canadianqueenbiker – My blog has all sorts of information like that. In that setting, if a lesson you want is not already archived, I will be glad to do it. GRS

  18. canadianqueenbiker on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 2:41 am

    hello i am just learning to hook rugs your video helped a lot can you show us more like how to do flowers and things that are round thankyou i will look for you again on youtube

  19. hookedon3 on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 3:01 am

    There are lots of rugs and lessons on my web site. GS

  20. KatNip2007 on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 3:53 am

    So far I think that your video on Rug Hooking is by far the best one posted..please continue to post more how to videos and show us some of your brilliant rugs….exquisite!!!

  21. riverviewman on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 4:00 am

    You make it look so simple. You are an excellent teacher. I would definitely want to learn with you. Your instructions were so clearly given. Can’t wait to start rug hooking with you!

  22. Deefacee on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 4:57 am

    Great video..Thanks for posting..just finished my first project 🙂

  23. praisetodd on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 5:41 am

    Oh this was wonderful! You explained it so thoroughly. You have a gift for teaching!

    Thanks again. You make me want to try this.

  24. FlashBurrito on Sat, 2nd Oct 2010 5:45 am

    What a great video! Thanks so much for posting this.

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