The Rug Shop by Patricie J. Johnson is a 101-page coffee table book with a diverse collection of sewing and also residence decor accessories. The book’s layout is split right into 3 components: fundamentals, accessories as well as masterpieces. Part one of the Carpet Store includes over forty-five pages of lovely color images accompanied by a well-detailed introduction and also a detailed list of material and also dimensions. The 2nd section of The Carpet Shop describes forty-six pages of textiles as well as embellishments, as well as twenty-one web pages that concentrate on embellishing with carpets. Amongst the fabrics defined are silk floral arrangements, silk throw cushions, a large cushion from the vintage rug shop, and a crochet pillow. The third area of guide defines eighteen different attractive buttonholes, needlepoint hoops, vintage buttonholes, rugs, handbags, a cushion from the vintage carpet store, as well as beadwork. Part three of The Carpet Store discusses the craft. One of the projects in the book defines crocheting an infant blanket using beads, as well as how to make and also cut classic rugs. An additional task instructs how to stitch a pocket bag. Finally, there is a great page committed to decorating with unique vintage rugs. The ideas consist of however are not limited to: making use of carpets to cover incomplete cupboards; producing a living-room prime focus using unique vintage rugs; and using a rug to accentuate a sofa or a chair. The 3rd area of The Rug Store consists of some recipes for cozy tosses. These consist of making a warm Terry lumbar pillow from the vintage rug store; making a bed skirt making use of leftover wool scraps; and weaving a coat using vintage switches and beads. The recipes consist of a number of “attempted and true” favorites that, while not the conventional gifts, do the job well. Various other tips are a hamper basket having cookies and crackers; and also, if you have accessibility to knitting needles, weaving cardigans. The fourth and also final chapter covers decorating with classic carpets. This area focuses on preparing as well as displaying a rug, such as by weaving a tapestry right into a corner of a rug. There are also some superb pictures of rugs from throughout the years. These include an early example of a two-sided carpet, a four-sided carpet, and also a modern-day rug. The Carpet Store fabrics area consists of lots of concepts for enhancing with textiles, both commonly and also of the 21st century. The book defines techniques for embellishing with various textures and colors of fabrics. There are additionally discussions regarding producing a distinct “appearance” with textiles, which includes using striped patterns, stripes with differing widths, as well as pastel colors. The author displays her skills at identifying fabrics using a spectrum as well as the ease of working with this product. While the book is quick as well as there is no tabulation, this is a wonderful book for anyone that wishes to develop a distinctive look with textiles or wants to come to be an expert at changing fabrics right into one-of-a-kind projects.