Thursday, March 8, 2012


I have quilts hanging on the walls, quilts on my beds, quilts on standing ladders in my family room, quilts on top of my tables, and sometimes, a quilt draped over an open door.
Anywhere is fair game to where I want to use a quilt.

Occasionally I will do some other type craft/art.  This winter I made a rug for my foyer using a technique called Locker Hooking.

The final result looks very much like a hooked rug but the difference in construction is in the tools you use.  It calls for a special needle/hook that has a crochet hook on one end and a very large eye on the other end.

You use a cotton cord that is the "locker" that holds the stitches together and strips of cotton fabric.  I have a pattern book that I use to get ideas for the rugs I want to make.

The finished rug is about 24" x 35" and is washable.  Here is a corner detail picture.

It is an easy project to do.  I don't think I would like to do one much larger than this because it becomes too bulky to hold.

Another finish for March.



  1. I can attest that besides being beautiful, it is also very steppable.