Friday, 5 July 2013

How to latchhook



I have been spending my evenings, slowly latch hooking this wall hanging.
I tried using my leftovers from tassel making in weaving but I felt the cotton twine just screams to be a shaggy wall hanging instead.
 You can buy the latch hook weave mat at your local craft shop and I still had my childhood latch hook circa 80's!



Place hook, with latch open into one of the grid holes, place twine/wool looped over the handle.



Bring twine/wool up into the hook and close latch.


 And pull through!



Know repeat ALOT!








Nearly finished!
lastly I have to think up some sort of frame to hang it from, 
cos it is now very shaggy and very heavy!

I'll post soon the finished work!

Do you latch hook?
Have I inspired you to give it ago again?


Pippa

12 comments:

  1. I would buy this. Totally love it Pippa. You don't know how much. Is that navy or black?

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    1. Tis black!
      We can chat soon!
      xx

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  2. Ooh this is amazing Pippa. I just saw something like it on emily hendersons pinterest, no doubt costing mega bucks. The thought i could make one myself is very exciting!!!

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    1. Just had a peek! ...they are lovely rugs!
      Latch hooking is fun and easy, just time consuming?
      I think the next one will be a smaller panel! Please do give it a go! x

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  3. Yes you have inspired me! I bought a latch hook off ebay a few months ago, but haven't used it yet, think I need to get the backing and give it a go!

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    1. Please do! It's very therapeutic! :)

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  4. shagadelic baby....yep had to be said!....gawd I love it!. the black at the bottom is fab....so feathery x

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    1. Very shagadelic, nearly finished now! x

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  5. yes you have! friggin love it! I use the mesh to paper make onto and then machine embroidery into the paper...but may even use it how it was meant to be used after seeing this! xxx

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    1. Yay! Please do! Great idea for paper making too! xx

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  6. I did latch hook when I was in my 20s. I remember one particular wall hanging I did...brown, white, yellow and orange. Does that just scream the 70s?

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  7. Yes it does...oh to have it now for the modernist nest! x

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