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« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2009 08:56:53 AM »

awesome. I may have to look into this once my current weaving obsession wanes.  Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2009 09:34:20 AM »

Way cute! I make locker hook trivets (much less expensive). It is super fun but my hand hurts after a while.
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« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2009 09:48:13 AM »

It looks so cool!
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« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2009 12:45:01 PM »

i take it that locker hooking is the same as latch hooking?

It's actually quite different!
Locker hook is done using one continuous piece of fabric (about an inch thick) and cotton thread.
You use a crochet hook which has an eye in the end (this is the locker), and hook the fabric through a latchhook like canvas and lock in the hooks using the cotton thread at the end. It's on youtube XD my explanation was kinda poor I think
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« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2009 01:09:02 PM »

Thanks for explaining AbbiBaker!

If anyone does this with old tshirts and whatnot, it would be really really great if you let me know how many T's it takes!  I hadn't thought of that, but I'm not sure I've got enough!
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« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2009 01:32:42 PM »

This is so awesome! I've been wanting a new rug to put under my desk in my new dorm room because my feet get cold and I've also wanted to find a use for all my spare fabric. My only problem is that even after watching the youtube video and googling, I'm still not sure how to actually do the hooking. The video only shows it very quickly without an explination, and I have a hard time following text-only instructions. Does anyone know where I could see a step-by-step instruction with a video or pictures of the actual hooking part? Thanks!
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« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2009 05:13:05 PM »

I haven't seen the youtube video since it won't load for me, but does this 1 pic help any? http://tinyurl.com/awhvx2
(Probably not, but I'm tryin  Tongue)  Basically you have yarn through the eye of your locker hook, and you are using the hook end to pull loops up through the holes of the backing.  Once you have a bunch of loops on your hook you draw the whole hook through the loops and they are locked in place with the yarn.  I'm sorry if this makes no sense, I kind of suck at making things make sense  Cheesy  That link I posted does offer a locker hooking book!
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« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2009 08:51:07 AM »

I think what I'm confused about is how to lay the fabric, because I don't understand how the fabric keeps from getting pulled all the way through the canvas when you loop it through. Maybe I just have a really bad mental image of doing this, I don't know. I'll probably take advantage of my library and order some books that show this in more detail. Thanks for trying, though; I appreciate it!
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« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2009 10:29:48 AM »

a touch of you - When I cut my fabric, I usually cut around 6 yards at a time and roll it into a giant ball (like a ball of yarn).  When you are pulling loops up through the backing, the loops are held in place by the hook.  When you pull the hook through the loops they are then locked in place with the yarn that you have threaded through the eye of your hook. 

If you still want to look for books, this technique is also called Anchored Loop!
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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2009 02:21:34 PM »

Hey delainie!
Love these rugs!.. did you use a knit fabric for all of the rugs?.. and is that standard to knot the ends on the back?.. havent found a whole lot of useful info on it on the internet or i wouldnt be askign you all the question!.. did you do all of one color first as you would like cross stitching.. or do you go in the rows and knot at the color change?.. the backs could probably be 'backed' correct?.. to not see the knots eh?.. definately gonna check these out!.. the rugs are so beautiful!
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