Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Locker Hook Rug

My daughter-in-law loves chickens. She has some on the farm where they live. So when I saw this pattern, I knew it would be just right for her. This is a locker hooked rug and made with 1 and 1/4 inch strips of fabric. The foundation is a mesh canvas through which the fabric is hooked with a crochet-like hook. Then after putting 8 or 10 loops on the shaft of the hook, a thread is pulled through the loops to hold them on top of the canvas. It is easy but rather time consuming. This techniques does use lots of fabric. This rug has eight or nine yards of fabric. This is one of the classes I teach at the Overbrook Quilt Connection. Della loved her Christmas chickens.

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