33 Haywood Street
Asheville NC 28801
Punching & Hooking
Punching, Hooking: a word about the difference. Both techniques produce
the same finished rug surface. Punching (or tufting) punches loops down
into a canvas backing. Hooking pulls loops up through the backing. Punch
from the back, hook from the front. Either way, the yarn is continuous,
so the pile is composed of loops.
RUG HOOKING TOOL
Has a wooden handle.
LATCH HOOK TOOL
Latch Hooking produces a cut-piled surface on a woven backing, using separate
pre-cut lengths of yarn, knotted into the mesh of the backing — the resulting
pile is made of little tufts, with cut ends, rather than loops. Our latch
hook has a wooden handle, 7" long.
LOCKER HOOK TOOL
Locker Hooking is a less well-known technique from Australia. Uses a special
hook to make a series of loops that are then locked in placed by a strand
on the surface of the backing. Can be done with unspun fiber, yarn, rags.
Our looker hook is nickel-plated.
BACKINGS & BINDINGS
MONKS CLOTH All cotton, 60" wide. 13 doubled threads per inch. For
hooked or punched pieces.
PRIMITIVE BURLAP BACKING All jute, 48" wide, natural color. For hooked
or punched pieces.
SCOTCH BURLAP All jute, 60" wide, fine quality. For hooked or punched
1¼" COTTON TWILL RUG BINDING White, Beige, Brown or Black.
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