Primitive Linen from The Merry Hooker is an excellent 100% Scottish linen foundation designed for the rug hooker who desires an heirloom rug backing that will not only last for generations but will also enhance the hooking experience. We have recently upgraded our linen foundation fabric and are getting it from a new and excellent source. This is the real deal fabricated in the British Isles.
Bleached to an off-white color, it’s easy on the eyes for evening hooking sessions (or for those of us with mature eyesight). This linen has plenty of body to it, is delightful to hook on, & will withstand many 'reverse hookings' and re-hooks. Rug hooks will glide into the weave without much resistance lessening fatigue and stress on the hands. Woven especially for primitive rug hookers, the weave of this linen allows for easier pulling up of loops using wider cuts of wool. It is appropriate for #5 cuts up through hand torn strips. Sold in fat half yard (about 30” wide X 36” long) sizes or by the yard (about 60" wide), your linen will come to you with the cut edges professionally serged with an industrial serger.
I personally use this linen for the patterns that I draw for my projects and those that I design for my rug hooking friends. We find it quite lovely to hook on!
A yard of linen measures about 60 inches wide by 36 inches long. If you purchase multiple yards of linen, it will be sent to you as continuous yardage.
If a small piece of linen is needed then please look at the listing for a fat half yard here:
Primitive 100% Scottish Linen Rug Backing 1/2 Yard
Our wool kits* for our appliqué designs are created especially for each design and are carefully prepared with ample wool to complete your project. The wools in the kit will generally not be the same wools used to stitch the original and are intended to give a look similar to, but not the same as, the original. Keep in mind that the photograph accompanying the pattern is meant as a guide only; your piece will be uniquely your own.
* Please note: Unless noted otherwise in the product description, our kits do not include threads, non-wool fabrics called for in the design, buttons, or other non-wool items.