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  • Coopworth Breeding Stock
  • Handspinning Fleeces, Roving and Felting Batts
  • Locker Hooking Supplies

    What is "Locker Hooking"?
    Locker Hooking is a fun, simple, and fast craft which uses rug canvas, a special hook, wool, wool roving (unspun wool), yarn and even rags to make coasters, chair pads, clothing, bags, saddle blankets and rugs.
    The locker hook looks like a crochet hook with a large eye on the other end. The eye end of the hook is threaded with yarn or string, which locks the loops in place.

    How much roving, yarn or fabric will I need for locker hooking?
    To hook a square foot, you will need about 4 oz. of roving. If you use yarn instead, you would need about 70 yards of a chunky yarn. If you use fabric strips, you'll need about 1.5 yards of 36" fabric torn into one inch strips, which you fold in half lengthwise. You will also need about 35 yards of the locker twine or yarn.

    To read more about the technique and see photos of the process, see my page,
    Locker Hooking a Rug with Roving

    rainbow rug by Marla J.Marla J. made the beautiful rug on the left, and writes; "I just wanted to send you a picture of the finished wool rug that I made with your roving. I was really pleased with the colors and it is so soft and beautiful. The wool is such a joy to work with and it is so much prettier than using fabric strips, I guess because the wool reflects the light and seems to glow."    

    We hope to make an e-store soon, but in the mean time, if you would like to place an order, you can e-mail deerrun@mountain.net or call Martha. She will send you an e-invoice, and you may pay with a credit card through PayPal, or print out the invoice and send it with a check or money order.

    Hooks, Book

    Locker Hook with instructions. $7.00 plus shipping.
    Locker Hook is nickel-plated and will not rust. Step-by-step basic Locker Hooking instructions with line drawings are included in the 6-panel brochure.


    Locker Hooking Book "Locker Hooking, an American Perspective" by Marilyn Livingston, 66 pgs. $14.00 plus shipping
    A clear, informative book about locker hooking with detailed, easy-to-follow instructions. Filled with both line drawings and photographs this book meets the beginners need for an instruction manual. However, Livingston takes it beyond the basic text. She includes patterns, inspirations, and ideas from actual artists of the craft to help you to create your own beautiful and unique heirloom.


    We have created 3 kits to help introduce you to lockerhooking. The kits contain a hook, locker twine, 9X9 piece of canvas (finished size about 8X8) wool roving and instructions.
    We can customize the kits with the colors you want!
    The Kits are $20.00 each plus shipping.


    Sheep Kit- let us know what color you want YOUR sheep to be!.


    Ohio Star


    Heart Kit

    Shipping for the Kits, Locker Hooks or Books is $2.50 for the first item, $1.50 each additional item


    Locker hook Rug Canvas 3.75 mesh (about 4 holes/inch), 60" wide
    $14/yd, plus shipping

    Shipping for the Locker Canvas is $6.75 for the first yard, $2.00 each additional yard.

    To Order
    to place an order, you can e-mail or call Martha. She will send you an e-invoice, and you may pay with a credit card through PayPal, or print out the invoice and send it with a check or money order.

    Roving Prices: dyed roving
    Roving, White and Natural Colored-
    $1.75/oz. or $24/lb
    Roving, Hand Dyed-
    $2.50/oz or $35/lb

    Prices do not include shipping.

    We accept checks, Money Orders, and Credit Cards through Paypal to : deerrun@mountain.net

    Shipping Prices

    Shipping; Locker Hooks or Books $2.50 first item, $1.50 each additional item.
    Locker Canvas Shipping; $6.75 first yard, $2.00 each additional yard.
    Roving Shipping;$1.00 per oz., up to 6 oz., $6.75 for the first pound, and $2.00 per additional pound.
    If you order canvas, hooks, books, or roving together, you may save on shipping...e-mail me with your order and zipcode, and I'll figure shipping costs for you!


    Jim and Martha McGrath
    HC 72 Box 14D
    Franklin, WV, 26807
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