March 5, 2010
Locker Hooking – the stash busters delight
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 was intrigued by the fool proof beauty, and creativity of Locker hooking .
It is inexpensive, easily learned, relaxing ,portable , practical and durable .
It originated in England in the early 1900s where it was used primarily for pictorial making rugs
by hooking wool yarn. This technique is still popular today.
However , now every medium is used
yarn, ribbon, fibers, fabric strips, leather, and even plastic bag strips.
Hooking requires just a few simple tools and materials—a locker hook,
fabric strips ( from your stash) ,
scissors, and a tapestry needle to finish a project.
After some easy preparation of the canvas and cloth you are ready to start .
Kathleen has several excellent books.
Strips of fabric are pulled through a backing to the front.
looped over the shaft of the needle and then secured by pulling the twine through a series of loops.
I found a number of cute free patterns on the web:
Free Euro Tote pattern very similar in style
After finishing you first project you will be ready for more inspiration
I met Theresa Pulido at last year’s spring market
and I find her book projects to be very exciting.
NEED A HELPING HAND ?
Our Satin Moon resident expert Cathy
Is giving free hands on demos
Super Sewing Week at Satin Moon
Saturday March 6 and 13 at 1:00 pm