Torn! Frayed Edges with Rich Colors

September 28, 2012

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Lately I’ve been noticing so much texture in designs–in fashion, home furnishings and items for decor. It’s nice to see because I love texture. Below are some simple designs with frayed edges that I locker hooked. The first is my Rags and Silk purse design from my Locking Loops book hooked with Osnaburg and recycled...

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Locker Hook a Basket in Bright Colors

September 13, 2012

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I started locker hooking a basket with my ruched frames technique and what developed was a super bright and colorful design. I love the quilted look the ruched frames adds. This is the new technique I introduced in my Locking Loops book. While it took a little time to finish, I learned a few things....

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Hot Summer Colors–Unique Items Inspire Crafting

June 21, 2012

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Lately, I’ve been encountering inspiring colors in some truly unusual and unique items for summer crafting. Can’t wait to try similar colors and designs. I’d like to locker hook and stitch some belts, rugs and jewelry. I think a necklace and matching bracelet design would be lovely in different jewel tones like in Glass Gem...

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Earth Day Inspiration: Turn an Old Shirt Into a Pretty Basket

April 24, 2012

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Earth day was Sunday and it inspired some much needed spring cleaning. I planned to donate clothes we didn’t want when I realized that some of my husband’s shirts would be great for locker hooking. A linen shirt in blue gingham caught my eye. I had to try it right away so…I tore the sleeves...

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Add a Splash of Color with Ribbons–Bunny Wicker Planter

April 08, 2012

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I needed to find an Easter gift for my French tutor and found this delightful bunny made out of wicker. My first thought was I’ll locker hook it! I try and locker hook everything these days. I tried and it was not possible. So I just wove some lavender, purple and fuchsia ribbons along the...

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Craft Month Giveaways–Winner of the Fantasy Flower

April 02, 2012

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The giveaways for March Craft Month have come to a close and it’s been great fun. I truly appreciate all of your posts. It’s good to hear feedback on what you’re locker hooking and the different projects you’d like to try. I hope the giveaways inspire you to try something new with locker hooking. You...

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Craft Month Giveaway:Last One–a Fantasy Flower Pin

March 26, 2012

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It’s time for the last giveaway in honor of craft month and this one was so easy to choose. With my Mom’s birthday around the corner, and Mother’s Day not too far away, I decided on the materials for making a beautiful pin. I call this a “Fantasy Flower Pin” because you can get creative...

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Craft Month Giveaway: Next Up…a Floppy-Eared Bunny Basket

March 19, 2012

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A charming, easy-to-make and inexpensive bunny basket locker hooked out of cotton muslin, yarn, and seam binding.

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Craft Month Giveaways: This Week’s Winner, Next Giveaway–Sari Silk Bangle

March 10, 2012

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I love doing giveaways. They really are a way to inspire more ways to create with locker hooking. This past week’s winner is Kathy Lauren. Congrats Kathy!  I think you’re going to have fun making the locker hooked and crocheted trivet. By the way, there’s a new video on YouTube for a Scallop Frame coaster with...

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Colorful Giveaways–Honoring Craft Month with Color Crazy Fridays

March 02, 2012

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Great giveaway--make a trivet that combines locker hooking and crochet. Very vintage and pretty as an accent.

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Colorful Yarn Stories at CHA

February 01, 2012

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After attending the Winter CHA Show in Anaheim, CA, I came away most impressed with the new selection of colors and textures in yarn. Lion Brand Yarn has new super textural yarns in beautiful colors.

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Colorful Kindle Covers–Hooked & Stitched

January 26, 2012

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A Kindle cover design by Theresa Pulido that is locker hooked and stitched with new "ruched frames" technique featured in "Locking Loops" book, and using hand painted fabric, mohair yarn and batik fabric strips.

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