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I *Heart* Locker Hooking

Can I just say that my creativity tank is on “E” right now. Empty. Sam’s chiffon gown used it up!

You will be seeing THAT collaborative project in a joint post coming soon, and I did some commenting on our fb page (and my personal one, too!) while working on it to encourage myself along. I loved doing it SO much, but man — it used me up! So just coming up with this post’s title burned even the fumes of creativity :)


Therefore, I am showing you an old project, completely “F”ull of creativity, that I’ve had waiting in the wings for just such a moment as this!


This locker hooked heart wall hanging was done as a teaching project a few years ago. It is an original design and quite a challenge for me. I learned so much about making the craft of locker hooking work for my design ideas by doing it.


Hooking curves. Filling spaces. The effects of having raw edges of the fabric strips showing or not. Working from a sketch, not a pattern. Working “off the grid” so to speak — an organic shape instead of geometric. Also…

Hooking with the back side of the fabric showing for a new shade of color.

You can’t even tell which ones they are, can you?

My favorite part, although I’m not a devotee of the shabby chic look, is the fringe along the bottom. Yeah, yeah, me and my torn edges, right? They just work their way into my projects over and over!

I did this one before the pumpkin I showed you a few weeks ago; the pumpkin was like an advanced version of the techniques I figured out here.

It will one day soon have an official place to hang on one of my soon-to-be-painted walls. So far it’s just been (ha ha) hanging out at my house feeling neglected.

See you tomorrow for … I’m not really sure! LOL  But NOT fabric or stitching, I think!


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