The Crafty Owl Studio shop and courses are up and running again.  All sessions are run in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.

Locker Hooking and Hooked and Prodded Landscapes.


A couple of different courses to show you this week. Firstly, three ladies who had been to some of my sessions at the shop and wanted to try some of the various rugging techniques. They had a go at a number of methods and decided they would like to learn ‘Locker Hooking’.

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This is a method of rag rugging which is worked on rug canvas rather than hessian. Loops of fabric are hooked through the canvas ( usually 3.3 holes per inch rug canvas), and then held in place with a ‘locking thread’.

This technique can be used to make a variety of items including rugs, bags, cushions and mirror frames. Here are a few examples of locker hooking. I have also worked some of these using yarn, ribbon and braid and added shisha mirrors to some pieces.

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The course at the shop this week was a full day working on ‘Hooked and Prodded Landscapes’. We had some fabulous results, some people had brought their own design sources with them – pictures of places with a special meaning to them.

This is the Cow and Calf Rocks at Ilkley – fantastic sky !

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This course involved time spent initially planning and designing, before learning the rug hooking techniques and putting these into practice.

A wide variety of fabrics and yarns can be used to create a texturally exciting piece of work.

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