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« on: March 21, 2012 12:04:19 AM »

so, im new here and i hope im in the right area (btw, why dont i see a latch hook category in the general categories?) but i was wondering if anyone has any ideas of what to do with finished latch hook projects. small ones i can make pillows, pretty ones i might hang up, some i may gift... but is that the limit?
ALSO, does anyone have suggestions on the best way to finish a latch hook? ive been sewing the edges back like most suggest, but i dont really like it. it still seems fragile and unfinished to me. i like the idea of painting on rug backing stuff but i havent done it yet, and its really expensive... any alternative suggestions? and if i paint on the rug backing, does it make it more durable, as in can i wash it in the washing machine or go over it with a vacuum cleaner?
thanks for all your help... it would be nice to see some fellow latch hookers out there! (i know there are some out there, cause they keep outbidding me on ebay... i must have picked the most expensive craft known to man lol!)
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017 01:35:28 AM »

never use the beater-brush attachment of electric vacuums. It's not feasible to wash larger rugs, especially the 2m x 2m griffin, as these become too heavy to move when waterlogged. A wet/dry vacuum cleaner (such as a VAX) spruced them up a bit. Admittedly this is a problem of many making as like making really big rugs that can take years to complete.
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