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This blog is for sharing great finds, design ideas, and tips on locker hooking.  It’s fitting that it’s getting its start on Earth Day (and purely coincidental) because locker hooking is a very green craft. While you can use new materials, it’s really about using up a stash of swatches, and recycling old fabrics or garments to make something beautiful.  And while this blog may evolve to include other crafts, the mission is to promote the craft of locker hooking. It’s not a well known needle craft. I think we can change that. Visit the Color Crazy website for more info.


I discovered Sari Ribbon when working on my book “Hook, Loop, & Lock.” It’s made from the remnants and selvages left over at a Sari Factory in India. A women’s co-op cuts the fabric into strips. They’re often in vibrant, rich colors–some with metallic threads, others with a sateen shimmer.  What a shame it would be for a factory to toss these out.  They will soon be available on the Color Crazy website.

Silk Sari Strips
Silk Sari Strips


 These sari ribbon bangle bracelets  were locker hooked for the “Hook, Loop, & Lock” book. You can also knit, crochet, or weave with these ribbon strips. They’re great as an accent on designs, or as you see in these bangles, they add a wonderful fringed look and texture. 




Bangle Bracelets Made with Sari Ribbon
Bangle Bracelets Made with Sari Ribbon


These trivets are the perfect way to get started with locker hooking.  You can find  “Starter Kits” on the Color Crazy site. They include everything you need to make these beautiful trivets with an inset Talavera ceramic tile.

Locker Hooked Trivet--Seville Starter Kit
Locker Hooked Trivet–Seville Starter Kit


The Rodolph’s Fabric Sale–April 24 & 25, 2 Days Only!

If you live anywhere near Sonoma, CA, this is a great sale where you can buy swatches of highly discounted luscious fabrics.  You can also buy fabric by the yard at great discounts. They open their doors to the public only twice a year for these sales. Rodolph’s has beautiful collections for the designer home furnishings market. Visit their website.

I made this clutch bag using a swatch I bought at the last sale.

Boomerang Clutch in Copper Silk Satin
Boomerang Clutch in Copper Silk Satin
Book Signing Party–May 7, 7 p.m.
My first book signing event is taking place on Thursday, May 7, at 7p.m., at my favorite book store in Sonoma–Readers’ Books, 150 E. Napa St. It’s open to all who are interested in discovering a new and fun craft. Come on by, sip some wine, peruse the designs on display, and buy my book!
My New Book: "Hook, Loop, & Lock"
My New Book: "Hook, Loop, & Lock"
That’s all I have for this post.
Happy Crafting!
  1. Thank you for a great blog, I will be sure to bookmark your site and check later… Usually I don’t leave a comment but I wanted to let you know that I really like your site 🙂

    1. Thanks for your kind words! I’m new to blogging and this site is very new so it means a lot to get a positive response.

  2. Hi, I just bought your book, I’d never heard of this craft before infact, the craft stores here in Canada don’t sell the locker hook. I’m loving this craft – its very quick and easy. I’m have just one problem, when I am whip stitching my edges, the corners of my canvas are pulling out. Is there any way for me to correct this?

    1. Hi Nanette!
      I’m so glad you’re loving the craft. I’m not sure about your edges. Are you folding over enough squares? Or do you mean that your corners are peeking through? If this is the case, you may need to whip stitch in the corner a couple of times to cover it. If the corner is coming completely undone, you may have to fold over another square or two. I often recommend that you fold over a minumum of 3 or 4 squares. It’s also good to crease a row when folding over instead of folding on a line. This creates a firmer edge. I hope this helps. Let me know how you’re doing!

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