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« on: May 24, 2011 08:12:49 AM »

It IS a long way to the shop, compared with the 50 meters away where I used to live! It takes a planned half day and with the price of fuel the way it is, if I can make do closer to home, I just have to.

I was given 4 very old T shirts and it's a fair way to the fabric recycling bin too, so I made yarn from them, and then I had no tools to work with it Angry

But it's windy round here, sticks are falling from the trees all around, so now I've got waste sticks too..............
AHA! Smiley

One pen knife and an emery board later:


and later there may well be pictures of a rug too Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2011 08:14:38 AM »

Brilliant! Good luck with that rug.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011 08:24:32 AM »

I used a similar handmade wood hook to make my t-shirt rug!  Awesome job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011 12:44:37 PM »

Where there's a will, there's a way.  Brilliant!
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011 01:47:35 PM »

so true! Cheesy

I knew a man in prison who fashioned a hook from a paper clip and made the cutest little crochet animals...he loved to create but was not allowed a real metal hook Sad
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011 12:43:22 PM »

Super extra yay for making your own hook! Tell us how the shape worked out!
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011 01:00:54 PM »

If I had more tools than a pen knife and emery board, I'd increase the depth and the hookiness, as sometimes the yarn slips off the hook, but it certainly works well enough, as the rug is now 2ft across. The wood is lovely and comfortable to work with.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011 02:17:14 PM »

Ah, that sounds great! I've cut/carved nalbinding needles with a pocket knife (look like overdimensioned sewing needles) and I love using them. There's something about that feeling of it in your hands... I think you could get any shape you want with a knife (what is a pen knife?), I was just wondering because the store bought hooks have a different angle, but I can picture this working well.
Aw, I need to make some too...
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011 03:37:11 PM »

pen knife= swiss army knife, similar to these:
http://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/shop/victorinox-pen-knives.html

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