Rug hooking

Rug hooking ist eine alte Knüpftechnik bei der Bilder hergestellt werden, indem Garn- oder Stoffschlaufen durch eine steife gewebte Unterlage gezogen werden.


Wikipedia sagt dazu folgendes:

„Rug hooking is both an art and a craft where rugs are made by pulling loops of yarn or fabric through a stiff woven base such as burlap, linen, or rug warp. The loops are pulled through the backing material by using a crochet-type hook mounted in a handle (usually wood) for leverage. In contrast latch-hooking uses a hinged hook to form a knotted pile from short, pre-cut pieces of yarn. The Kwik-u-make hollow needle with a sharp tapering front and central rag hole was invented by William Robson of 7 Claremont Place, Gateshead and was manufactured in his back room, primarily by his third daughter Phyllis, using treadle powered hand turning lathes. His son-in-law, Robert Sunman, designed and built the Kwik-u-make adjustable frames used for making rag rugs. While hardly academic, this is the best I can do since I grew up with this concept and saw it daily in the home.

Wool strips ranging in size from 3/32 to 10/32 of an inch (2 to 8 mm) in width are often used to create hooked rugs or wall hangings. These precision strips are usually cut using a mechanical cloth slitter; however, the strips can also be hand-cut or torn. When using the hand-torn technique the rugs are usually done in a primitive motif.

Designs for the rugs are often commercially produced and can be as complex as flowers or animals to as simple as geometrics. Rug-hooking has been popular in North America for at least the past 200 years.“


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