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Locking Loops: Unique Locker Hooking Handcrafts to Wear and Give Paperback – August 10, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publ (August 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440215812
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440215810
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

After writing "Hook, Loop & Lock, " I had so many designs and new ideas that I needed to share. Locker hooking is a craft that has yet to be truly explored and I feel we've only begun to tap it's true potential. In "Locking Loops," I set out to inspire more by exploring with new materials to create fun texture and unique designs. It's also about fun use of color in design and the idea of taking locker hooking to a new level with wearables.

About the Author

Theresa has always been fanatical about color and she has recently decided to focus full time on her creativity. Today, Theresa enjoys promoting the craft of locker hooking with demonstrations and workshops while operating her home-based business, Color Crazy. Theresa has worked with Princess Mirah Design/Bali Fabrics Inc. and other craft supply companies. She is also the host of lockerhooking.ning.com. To learn more about her designs and patterns, visit colorcrazy.com. Theresa Pulido lives in Sonoma, CA.

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My next project will be the "floppy eared bunny basket."
J. Carpenter
The book is very easy to understand, the techniques clearly explained and the photos are very inspirational.
Marguerita McManus
The book is great, beautiful pictures with patterns for all of them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jan Honey on November 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a follow-up to Pulido's first locker hooking book, Hook, Loop & Lock (which I own and reviewed). I was hesitant to pick this one up since the first book seemed to tell me everything I needed to know about the craft (also - I didn't like the picture on the front cover). Good thing I didn't judge the book by its cover - it's wonderful inside.

While Pulido reviews the basics offered in the first book, she also introduces new framing techniques that alone are worth the cost. She also provides a nifty chart to figure out how wide to cut your fabric depending on the type of material and canvas used.

I will say that this book didn't excite me quite as much as the first, but it did provide lots of inspiration. I was able to look at the project's unique instructions and implement them on my own creations that suited my taste better. In fact, I needed the instructions for the pillow on the front cover to make my own rug which looks nothing like it, but uses the same techniques. Don't get me wrong - I love most of the projects listed as-is and wouldn't change them at all. I only wish I could finish making my baskets in time to make the Christmas ornaments - they may have to wait until next year.

If you enjoy locker hooking and want to make contemporary decor that can range from elegant to funky - do not hesitate to buy this book (even if you already have the first one). It has served as a reference guide and project inspiration. I would recommend it to anyone.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marguerita McManus on November 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
I can't believe how many projects are offered or the variety! I want to make the shawl collar (that's what brought my attention to this book) but after thumbing through the book I now want to make the bracelet/cuff, the Christmas ornaments and at least one of the handbags! Oh - and a cover for my new Kindle Fire too (when it is shipped). Best of all, I now have a use for all the yarns I've been collecting for years - AND - I can combine this with some quilting projects (because first and foremost I am a quilter). I can use all the thin fabric scraps and bits of ribbon that I've also been collecting...This book came along at a perfect time for me because I've entered the "use it up or get rid of it" stage and now I've got some really fun ideas on how to use a lot of things I've been saving in totally new ways. The book is very easy to understand, the techniques clearly explained and the photos are very inspirational. If you've got baskets of yarns, ribbons, fabric strips, or are want to recycle some fabrics or garments, this technique is perfect - I'm SO glad I found it. Check out the author's website for her videos (that's where I first saw her techniques - on YouTube) for more inspiration.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Matsuyama on September 3, 2013
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This book is really informative and has lots of photos. The only thing I would change about a book of this type that uses fabric, is some photos of what the fabric looked like before it was all cut up. Some of the strips are prints and I hae no idea what to look for in the store to get the same effect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By gailllc on June 11, 2014
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This is by far the best book on locker hooking I have read, and I own a few! Enthusiasm for the craft shows in every sentence and is infectious -- I was tempted to start a new project at midnight! In Locking Loops, meant for locker hookers with a bit of experience, the "review" of basic techniques is better than any of the other authors' books meant for beginners.

The projects use new and imaginitive techniques, which you can then also apply to other projects you dream up yourself. And I mean imaginitive! This is not a book showing much by the way of row after row of basic loop making! You'll see long full loops, fringe yarn looped along with the fabric, ribbon and yarn, the author's original "ruched frames" where locker hooking rows frame an area filled with long stitches of fabric strips. Projects are three-dimensional, shaped, colorful, and have tons of touchable texture. Much of the work should be considered fabric art!

Textile-based mixed media bracelets, flower-shaped LH embellishments that are gorgeous, and a clutch made from rows of sari silk strips and rustic cotton osnaburg are just plain gorgeous! This book is a definite recommend!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Klinger on January 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
Thanks to Theresa Pulido, locker hooking is my newest craft addiction.

I own both books, and while the first introduced me to the craft, I feel that this second book, "Locking Loops" has better, more specific details with regards to instructions and lots of little tips to make the projects work better for you. In addition, there are many beautiful photographs that have inspired me to try my own wearable art and 3-D projects. Needless to say, several friends and relatives received locker hooked gifts this past holiday season!

This is a terrific book for both beginners to the craft as well as folks experienced at locker hooking. Check it out today, but be ready to get completely "hooked" on locker hooking yourself!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By monesolo on February 24, 2014
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This book is to the point, yet the concepts are clearly and briefly explained. The author's passion for locker hooking is beautifully conveyed. A quick read through the book made me want to make everything in it and more. The idea that creating my own designs was a feasible option was refreshing. The illustrations visually added to the versatility and artistic components of locker hooking. My first projects were two different cuff bracelets. As with any new craft, It took a bit of fumbling to feel comfortable with the process of actually doing locker hooking. Locker hooking is a repetitive craft so increased skill occurs quickly.
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