What makes the Ragged Life Rag Rug Hook so special?
The Ragged Life Rag Rug Hook is the quickest and easiest tool to make loopy (hooked) rag rugs.
Our Rag Rug Hook incorporates all the best features of rug hooks out there. We tested as many hooks as we could find, chose the best features from the hooks, both old and new, added a few modifications based on all our years of experience, and designed a rug hook that we think is perfect for loopy rag rugging. It includes the below features:
A perfectly shaped hook. This is the most important feature of our Ragged Life Rug Hook. Our brass hook is deep enough to securely hold thick and fine fabrics, and angled just enough to make releasing the fabric easy once you're through the hessian. This shape hook works well for fabrics such as blanket yarn, jersey, cotton, fleece, nylon and more. It widens the hole as you punch through the hessian, so that the hook doesn't get caught on the other strands. Neat huh!
The neck of the hook is the perfect size to use with our Ragged Life hessian. It stretches the hessian as you push through from the front to the back, so that the hook doesn't get caught on neighbouring strands. This means you'll be whizzing along in no time.
A quality brass hook, which is sturdy, yet smooth. The smoothness of the brass means the hook glides through the hessian easily and doesn't catch and snag on the fabric strips. This keeps both your hessian and fabric in tip top condition. Brass is not only beautiful, but also robust.
A birch wooden handle with a super smooth finish. These handles feel lovely on the hand. It's the same quality wood used in our Rag Rug Spring Tool.
Our rug hook features a short neck, which means you don't have to put as much through the hessian, giving you more control.
How do I use it?
We've pulled together step by step photos on how to use the tool over on the Ragged Life Blog here or you can see the tool in action on our YouTube channel here.