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Rug Hooking Patterns

The Wool Street Journal and g. woolikers (our daughter, Tina Ackermann) are happy to offer you our original, primitive rug hooking patterns. We hope you find one that you would love to hook!

Each pattern is hand-drawn on linen and on the straight-of-grain. Select from the categories below to go to the corresponding page of designs.


All pattern designs are based on the original folk art of Bonnie Smith

Copyright © 2016 WSJ Designs - all rights reserved.


To order by phone, or ask questions about patterns:

Call Tina 706-273-0757

Please note that we cannot provide refunds on patterns.


Pattern Selections

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Angels  |  Antique  |  Christmas  |  Floral

Geometric  |  Patriotic  |  Paper Patterns



The origin of the saying, All Wool and a Yard Wide, is from an old American expression. In the 1800s, unscrupulous operators of woolen mills would include other fibers in the fabric and produce cloth less than a full 36 inches wide. Honest mill owner, Captain J.O. Ballard in New York, used the slogan All Wool and a Yard Wide to describe the quality of his products. Over time, the expression evolved into an idiom that was used to describe an honest, genuine and sincere person or firm, a firm that gives good value for the money. We hope that our customers feel that g. woolikers . . . 'all wool & a yard wide' . . . lives up to its namesake!


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