Saturday, January 22, 2011
A Wool Cutter
When I first became interested in rug hooking every thing
I read talked about a wool cutter. I went to web sites and
looked and looked at them but I couldn't figure how they
were supposed to work. So I thought since I was using mine
today, maybe you might be interested in seeing them up close.
All of my rug hooking friends just bear with me. I am entirely
self taught so I imagine I will make lots of mistakes in this post.
You take the wool and put it next to the guide and
that is a cutter blade that you see with the wool underneath it.
That is me holding the wool and trying to turn the crank
to cut the wool, and that was a new injury to my other hand
today as I was changing the blade and bashed my hand
and cut that hand. I haven't had much luck working with
sharp things for a couple of days. Oh my son is taking the
pictures because I need another hand to hold the camera.
This is how it looks when the strips come out from
the cutter. Two very nice strips.
This is another view of it with the wool on the table.
I have been happily cutting wool today. I have had such
fun cutting a bit and then hooking. My son walked by and said,
" Gosh, I can't believe it my Mom is a hooker!" He meant rug hooker. :)
I just just thought it might be fun for those of you who wonder what
being a rug hooker is and what they do. Now that I have got over my
fear of doing something wrong It is fun. Besides my first project is going
to a 3 year old. He will be happy with it and that it is a kitty cat, not that
I am such a beginner.
I can't wait to show you my rug when it is finished. It is such a nice way
to spend an afternoon. Almost as much fun as watching chickens, but it
got warm this afternoon so I let some of my chickens out and watched them
and hooked so it is a perfect day.