Sunday, October 16, 2011

Kathleen's Fabric Locker Hooking

This is my new project.. Don't know if you have heard of making rugs this way, but it's really fun and when one gets done you have something that is durable and useful. You will need this book that you see pictured above.  Kathleen's Fabric Locker Hooking by Kathleen Carpenter.  Things you will need is a 6" long crochet hook with the eye of a needle at the opposite end.  One Latch Hook Rug Canvas- this is a mesh canvas that has 3.75 squares per inch and is usually the base for latch hook rugs.  Cotton string, scissors, rotary cutter and mat, and of course the book to tell you how to make one of these rugs.   I bought my crochet hook and rug canvas at my favorite quilt shop in Marion, Iowa.  You can order it online It says in the book she got her from M.C.G. Textiles.  and the twine can be ordered from there too. 100% Cotton Locker Hooking Twine. 100    I used some of my quilting material that was left over from quilts I had made. Cut them into 1 inch strips.  It says this rug is washable, but don't put into dryer.  It can be vacumned   Kathleen tells you in the book to do a small project first like a hot pad and then you can do a bigger project. The hot pads are great gifts and are very nice.  Traditional locker hooking was first developed in England during the 1900's to make wool rugs..  This is a great way to make use of your fabric remnants.

1 comment:

rex22lbs said...

Looks really nice. I like the colors and how they blend together. Nice project.