Locker Hooker Rag Rugs

I found a new way to use up a whole bunch of crap scraps…. make a rug out of them! Shirley Weiss from Itchin’ to be Stitchin’ in Chandler Oklahoma showed me how to do this. She sells all the stuff in her store too. The locker hook looks like a crochet hook on one end but it has a large eye on the other. You thread cotton twine through the eye and pull 1″ fabric strips up through the canvas with the hook.

I have been working on my sewing rooms up over the garage and I’ve got so much stuff that I don’t need. I was looking to either get rid of a bunch of it or use it up. This was a good solution and I have a useful rug to show for it too. The last time I posted a picture of my room, it was totally empty and waiting for me to move in. Well, it’s getting pretty junked out now as you can see.

I need to get some proper shelves up here to stack my fabric on. Ah-well, it’ll all come together in time.

The finished rug has a lot of purple in it. Claire seems to think this was by design and it would look fine in her room with her purple walls. What was she thinking?

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15 Responses to Locker Hooker Rag Rugs

  1. Can you use yarn I always seem to have a bunch yarn balls of random colors of yarn . I tried doing a jacobs ladder of color style blanket . I wasn’t feeling it . Let me I would a new idea. Happy crafting .

  2. Darcy says:

    Thanks for the links. I'll have to take a picture of my last rug. It looks like a crazy quilt. I added eyelash yarn along side of the fabric strips and hooked them together so that it has extra texture.

  3. maureen says:

    try http://www.mcgtextiles.com they sell the supplies for locker hooking they should have the books by Kathleen Carpenter. I have 3 of them Kathleens fabric lockerhooking,Kathleens fabric locker hooking advanced techniques, and Christmas with Kathleen's fabric locker hooking

  4. Darcy says:

    Maureen,Fleece would be good, it would feel great on your feet! This was my first attempt, I've made several more since. I really like them.

  5. maureen says:

    you can find the hook and some kits and the canvas at Jo Anns a small group of us got together this winter and taught ourselves how to locker hook my 80 year old mother loves it and my 7 year old grandaughter enjoys it also a group of 8 of us have had a fun winter learning most like using yarn with it I kinda like the material and am thinking of using fleece

  6. Darcy says:

    Country,I found this one… Link

  7. I did a little bit of looking online but didn't find anything. Is it called "Locker Hooker"?

  8. Darcy says:

    The first couple of rows are a little tough because you have to go through several layers of canvas. But after that, it's pretty easy.The kids helped make this one. Claire made several rows and Christopher joined the scraps together for me.

  9. I'll look around on the web and see if anyone sells the stuff on line, then I'll give her a call. It looks like so much fun, and heaven knows I have lots of scraps. It might even be something my sister-in-law could do. Do you think you could do it if you only have one good hand? She can work with plastic canvas. I'm always looking for new ideas for her to give her something to do. Thanks for the info!

  10. Darcy says:

    HA! I just cut scraps willy-nilly and didn't pay a lick of attention to which piece went where. They all come out looking different too, that's the fun part.

  11. LBeeeze says:

    You just have the knack to put it all together and have it look so nice.

  12. Darcy says:

    She doesn't have a website, but if you called her and told her you know me, I'm sure she would be happy to fix you up. She has the hooks, twine, and canvas. You supply your own scraps.Itchin' to be Stitchin' (405) 258-2003

  13. I want one! Does Shirley sell the instructions and supplies on line?

  14. Darcy says:

    Thanks LB,It's very scrappy. I did not plan a thing, I just put strips of fabrics together willy-nilly until it was finished.

  15. LBeeeze says:

    I love the rug!! The rectangular shape is very interesting.

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