It’s Catching On…Tried Locker Hooking?

April 22, 2013

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On Earth Day, it just seems appropriate to write about locker hooking. It can be a great “green craft.” You just take leftover scraps of fabric or old clothes, tear them or cut them into strips, and hook with them. You can recycle old garments, plastic bags, leftover yarn, sheets, drapes, and so on. And lately, it finally feels like locker hooking is being discovered. I’ve written two books about this craft, Hook, Loop & Lock, and Locking Loops, and while I still get people saying “what is that?!?” when they see it, I’m seeing all sorts of creative posts on blogs, via Facebook, Pinterest, Ning, and Etsy. There are quite a few items for sale on Etsy. If you want to see more of what is being locker hooked, just go to Pinterest and search for “locker hooked” or “locker hooking” and do the same on the other sites.

Below are a few items I’ve locker hooked using recycled items and some great finds I discovered recently while perusing online.

 

Bangle Bracelet Locker Hooked with Recycled T-Shirt & Eyelash Yarn
Bangle Bracelet Locker Hooked with Recycled T-Shirt & Eyelash Yarn on 3.75 Mesh Canvas
Locker Hooked Bottle Carrier with Recycled Sari Strips on 5-mesh Canvas
Locker Hooked Bottle Carrier with Recycled Sari Strips on 5-mesh Canvas

 

Spirals Squares Rug Locker Hooked on 3.75 Mesh Canvas with Recycled Denim, Flannel & Osnaburg Fabric.
Spirals Squares Rug Locker Hooked on 3.75 Mesh Canvas with Recycled Denim, Flannel & Osnaburg

 

Rainbow Locker Hooked Journal Cover by Kat Cranston on Etsy.
Rainbow Locker Hooked Journal Cover by Kat Cranston on Etsy

 

Locker Hooked Kindle Cover with Ruched Frames on Etsy by Fern Cottage Fiber Arts
Locker Hooked Kindle Cover with Ruched Frames on Etsy by Fern Cottage Fiber Arts
Trivet or Wall Hanging by Farm Country Crafts on Etsy - Locker Hooked with Yarn
Trivet or Wall Hanging by Farm Country Crafts on Etsy – Locker Hooked with Yarn

 

Colorful Pillow Locker Hooked by Charlotte Dey - Found on Pinterest
Colorful Pillow Locker Hooked by Charlotte Dey – Found on Pinterest
Locker Hooked Cosmos Rug Found on the Ordinary but Interesting Blog via Pinterest
Locker Hooked Cosmos Rug Found on the Ordinary but Interesting Blog via Pinterest

 

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