15.9.09

CRAFT FIND OF THE WEEK

hooters
Latch hook rugs, they're not for everyone apparently because I keep finding half finished ones in op-shops. Ramona still wont talk about her own childhood latch hook 'incident', so i'm figuring that many people seem to have issues with them. Me, I cant get enough, although I do wish I could find some made out of actual 'wool' instead of the weird seventies acrylic simulacra that all mine seem to be made from... it's itchy.

3 comments:

pen said...

agggghhhhh (rocking back and forward)
latch hook..... evil......
(nasty incident with a grass green and pink floral rug, never finished, pure itchy rug wool though)

innercitygarden said...

Eeek! Year 8 Textiles with Mrs Omond revisited!

We did a whole unit on rug making, I never got the hang of the latch hook, but it was somehow less stressful than the rag rug, all plaited up and sewn together, which reduced me to a puddle in the sewing up stage.

I believe there's a law against using natural fibres in latch hook rugs, so if you find any you'll have to hide them.

Beck said...

see I told you people get twitchy with the merest mention of latch-hook... i'd love to know if there are actually any contemporary latch-hookers out there, or if the craze was the 'bedazzler' of the seventies... or perhaps the srapbooking of tomorrow ;)