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NEW Steel Schirren Hook for Crocheted Shirred Rugs, 14 inches long, ergonomic design.

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When the venerable LACIS company set out to redesign their Schirren Hook, they sought the advice of our master rugmaker, Diana Blake Gray. Working together for several months, they came up with a revolutionary design which combined the best features of both straight and notched hooks used for crocheted shirring. At fourteen inches long, the steel hook feels substantial in the hand and can hold more folds than other hooks. The ergonomic bend allows for an overhand grip, yet the hook won't turn in the hand.

A real "needle" point at the end pierces even denim strip with ease, but the most revolutionary feature is that the shaft and the hook are two different diameters. Folds go onto the 2.5 mm shaft and come off over the 2.0 mm hook--that allows the hook to pass through the fabric much more easily than any hook ever produced. The black, removable cap at the back end, keeps shirred folds from sliding off the hook. We are very pleased to offer these hooks.

Crocheted shirring is one of the techniques in our Rugmakers Handbook No. 4: Traditional Shirred & Standing Wool Rugs, also available in our Etsy shop.

Note that this hook is really the only one you need--they do everything our aluminum afghan hooks do, so you don’t need both styles.

At Rafter-four Designs, we have been in the rug business since 1984 and are delighted to expand our catalog on Etsy. If you’d like to learn more about any of the types of rugs mentioned, you’re cordially invited to visit our Rugmakers Homestead website (www.rugmakershomestead.com) where you will find information about the history and types of traditional rugs.

NEW Steel Schirren Hook for Crocheted Shirred Rugs, 14 inches long, ergonomic design.


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