Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rug Hooking Wool Strips

Rug hooking is the pulling of woolen strips through a woven fabric to make a loop. ( Gene Shepherd has a free demonstration video. )  People often ask what the number of a wool strip means, example: a #3.  I found this chart online, and it explains wool strip numbers 3 - 10.  A #2 is 1/16 of an inch wide.  Strips are often cut using a cutter, and there are many different quality cutters. Mine's a used Fraser cutter. It has interchangeable blades so that I can cut different widths of fabric.
People also cut their strips by hand using scissors or a rotary cutter. Some may even tear the strips they use.

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