Some basic materials and tools needed for rug making are hooks, a frame, backing, fabric cutter and hooking wool. Some additional items are rug binding tape, patterns, scissors, transfer pens and tapestry needles.
Rug hooking is a craft that involves pulling strips of wool or other hooking material with a hook through a backing that may be burlap, monk's cloth or linen. The backing also can have a pattern printed on it or a crafter can make her own design. The backing is placed into the frame, which can range from a simple embroidery hoop to a sit-on frame that has metal grippers.
The hooking fabric is usually wool. For a beginner in rug hooking, some other useful materials can be tutorials or books that explain the correct method to start and finish a project.