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Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Locker Hooking


A couple past locker hooking projects I love.


What? You’re not ready to think “pumpkins” yet? I always am!


This shading took more than 12 orange shades of fabric.


Although there is no written pattern for the pumpkin, it is an original design worked on 5 squares per inch mesh, with 3/4″ torn fabric strips..

It was drawn as I worked it, inspired by several pumpkin photos.


Movement and texture — it’s all about the direction of “stitching,” and sneaky use of fabric prints and raw edges.


Hot pad “X Markes the Spot” original pattern; used for a class teaching example.


On one half, I worked all the raw edges of the torn fabric strips under…


On the other half, I let the raw edges curl and turn …


It is easy to get creative with this fabric-hungry craft — locker hooking is one of my faves!



  • Donna Jacobson - Just beautiful and so creative! Thanks for sharing :)
    Donna05.08.2013 – 5:00pmReplyCancel

  • admin - Thank you for your kind words, Donna! –Gail05.08.2013 – 9:51pmReplyCancel

  • Connie - So beautiful! Reminds me of a Gauguin painting. Thanks for sharing it.10.10.2013 – 9:11amReplyCancel

  • admin - Connie, thank you so much — high praise! I like Gauguin’s style and use of color. –Gail10.10.2013 – 11:01pmReplyCancel

  • Nancy Drummond - I was just wondering what you use for your twine, for locking. I would like to buy my twine in bulk, as I don’t really like the pre cut twine, but i don’t know what to order.

    I love locker hooking, and hope you can help me with this question08.02.2014 – 5:51amReplyCancel

  • admin - Nancy, at the top of this post you can see what I use for my locking medium! I bought a jumbo cone of natural cotton yarn. It is very economical, and you can run two strands if you want a puffier filling under your loops. I like my locker hooking to be 100% cotton if I am going to be using it in the kitchen — nothing to melt ;) It is this product from Lion Brand yarns. I bought it at Jo-Ann with a coupon! http://www.lionbrand.com/6030/PictPage/1332834.html –Gail08.02.2014 – 12:28pmReplyCancel

    • Nancy Drummond - Thank you so much for the info. I went to the web sight you gave, and discovered it was on sale for half price, so I ordered 2! Now I don’t have to be bothering with the precut stuff. this yarn will be perfect for my next project.08.02.2014 – 2:32pmReplyCancel

      • admin - That will last you for a very long time LOL I noticed it was on sale — serendiptiy :) Glad I could help! –Gail08.02.2014 – 2:43pm

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