Monday, January 28, 2008

Locker Hooking

Some one mentioned locker hooking on Stashbusters so I thought I would post a picture of the one I am working one in case people want to see what it looks like.

It is really fast easy and makes a very thick mat.

You use 1 inch strips of cotton fabric, latch hook rug canvas and cotton crochet yarn. Uglies work great. You can make a pattern or scrappy. I prefer the scrappy.

I make big balls of fabric strips. I join the strips by cutting a slit in the end of each and pulling the one through the other.

When I get to the end of one ball I join the next by sewing the ends together.

I use old binding to finish the edges.

I bought my locker hook at Walmart, but I think I have seen them at Joanns too.

The idea is to draw multiple loops of fabric through the canvas and then secure them with the cotton yarn.

I found a tutorial here.


Steph said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing that video, I am very visual so it made things click with this technique!

Mary said...

How fun! My stuff just arrived yesterday so I'm going to give this a try! Your Bargello looks great too!