Try hooking lettering with a plaid if your background is flat. Pick one of the colours, which picks up the background colour or from another flat colour used elsewhere in the rug. Also when hooking letters, hook a row of background at the top and at the bottom of the letters to be hooked, then hook the letters snugly up to the hooked background rows.
After hooking with your head bent forward for awhile, put your feet flat on the floor and let your head hang backwards for a few moments for relief of neck tension.
When whipping the corner of a rug, hold a small piece of matching wool over each corner piece and whip over that. You won't need to use as thick a layer of yarn to cover.
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