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A Warm Welcome!!

I want to welcome you to my new blog!

My name is Donna Jacobson, an author, teacher, fiber artist, and an avid crafter from Anchorage, Alaska.  When I moved to Alaska from Seattle, I took a Quilt Class and fell in love with fabric! I started making small quilted wall hangings. In 1999, I discovered "locker hooking" and absolutely fell in love with it!! I had so much fabric that I used fabric strips instead of wool yarn/roving. I started my business called, Alaska Locker Hooking Etc., when I wrote and self-published the first locker hooking book written on locker hooking with fabric entitled, “Locker Hooking With Fabric Strips”. I went on to teach it through Anchorage Schools, Michael's Arts & Crafts, and Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts.


I know you’re thinking, “WHAT in the world is locker hooking??”


Well, it’s an old rug hooking technique that started around the early 1900’s in Great Britain.  Using 1" wide fabric strips (or thick yarn or roving), latch hook canvas, a locker hook (which is a 6.5″ long crochet hook and the other end has a large needle ‘eye’), and strong yarn or string (which is threaded through the ‘eye”), you can make beautiful and sturdy rugs, wall hangings, clothing, belts, blankets, pet beds, lots of kitchen items, frames, purses, baskets, and tons of home decor and accessories.  Things that you can actually use and wear!  It’s really easy, quick, inexpensive, portable, and just plain fun!

A locker hook

A steel locker hook used in "locker hooking"



It’s really great for those who love fabric and yarn and a perfect way to use up those scraps!

No….it’s not latch hooking.  It’s just different!

Donna

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