I've been fascinated with locker hooking since Vicki posted about her project some time ago. It's a craft where you take strips of fabric, "hook" them through a mesh canvas, and then "lock" them down by running a cotton string through the loops. There's not a lot on information on locker hooking on the web, but this site, which sells supplies, including patterns, also has a very useful tutorial that can get you started. You use up a lot of strips of fabric in this craft. I of course have…
Locker Hooking – the stash busters delight
I fell in love with hooked rugs at Quilt Canada Newfoundland in 2008. But until I received this wonderful rug from my my dear friend Candy I had no idea how easily the look could be to created. I…
Rug Hooking Techniques...Hit-n-Miss...and More...
I’m often asked how to prevent twisted loops…this is what I share with my students… May people like twisted, uneven loops and that is fine! However, if you don’t and are struggling try this… My #1 tip is what I call "scooping"...it works with any width wool and any type of hook on any foundation!. Begin by holding your wool strip/yarn FLAT between your thumb and forefinger underneath your foundation. Hold it close to the foundation, my thumb nail often scrapes against the underside of my…
Rags to Rugs
39 page ebook with step by step instructions to help you make your own beautiful, handmade rag rugs. *Color photos to show each step of the process. *Directions for calculating how big to make your center/base in order to achieve the size rug you desire. *Written instructions for creating stitches, increasing size, decreasing size, and finishing an oval rag rug. *Also includes step-by-step instructions on choosing fabric, ripping strips, getting started and finding time to make your rugs.
Fold Forward Rug Finish: Whipping the Edge
This is the finish that I teach beginners. It is also the finish I use for every one of my hooked rugs. No fancy skills or supplies needed.
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Learn how to Locker Hook - so easy for beginners - How To Get Creative
Barb Owen introduces you to the beautiful needle art of Locker Hooking. With a special hook, fabric strips and some canvas, you’ll be creating in minutes.