Unspun fun continues this week. Same material, different application!
I have a locker hook (or two) that I acquired a couple years ago at the Jonasson Farm fall fleece sale (back in the pre-Covid days when people actually got together for things like that). Linda Jonasson was making really gorgeous rugs from their roving, and I thought that I might want to give it a try sometime.
So here we are in “sometime”. (Guess the idea had to percolate for a while)
I really love the springy, cushy texture of the loops, and the idea of being able to draft patterns and create unique designs on the fly. So I set about finding myself some backing material,
In a very short time I was able to find someone nearby who had a stash of burlap bags they were willing to trade for wool-
So now I’m all set on that front! Hope to make a start this week. Perhaps with something small first, like a chair pad or something.
And in hoophouse news-we had some really good weather this long weekend, and were able to get a fair bit of building done- hiprails, baseboards, purlins and peak braces are now in place.
I’m so excited- It’s really coming together. Next up, endwall framing-
Wonderful! I have so much processed into roving and this would be a great application for it. I will check out the source and see if I too could do this.
Congratulations on the hoop house progress.
Terry- you can find locker hooks online from a bunch of different sources. Most crafting places will have them I think. I should have included a picture of the whole hook for reference. It’s long and slim, with a hook on one end and an eye on the other so you can thread a yarn through it. That yarn gets drawn through the loops after you make them to “lock” them in place. You should give it a try!
I have locker hooks as well that I haven’t used. Maybe this will be inspiration for me. Love the progress on the hoophouse!
thanks Donna- if you need some burlap to give it a try, let me know!