It uses a tool called a locker hook. On one end only it resembles a crochet hook. The other end has a large eyelet for threading yarn. Using the locker hook you pull loops of unspun wool through a strong canvas and then locked into place with the hidden "locker" yarn. Thus, you create the feel and appearance of textured weaving.
Locker hooking projects are thick and durable. They wash easily and can be worn, walked on, and used for years without showing signs of wear!
Once this simple technique is learned, locker hooking becomes a ideal outlet for creativity. You can change the texture of your project simply by raising the height of the loops or changing direction within a piece. Color can be used to highlight the drama of any design. It can also be combined with other crafts, such as weaving, knitting, embroidery, etc. to create a completely different effect.
For those that raise sheep or spin -- This is an excellent way to use up extra roving!
Inexpensive, easily learned, versatile, and a door into
lavish creativity. The finished project is rich and unique, with
texture and long lasting duribility! What more could you ask
in a craft?
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