I fell in love with hook locking after I bought the book Hook, Loop ‘n’ Lock: Create Fun and Easy Locker Hooked Projects written by Theresa Pulido last November. The moment I saw the cover I knew I was not going to leave the bookstore until I owned it. Confirmed that I must get one after flipping through the books. The instructions and the projects in this book are so appealing and tempting, I can’t help myself for not trying 1 out.
The way I hook and lock is a little different from the book, so if you want to know how Theresa did it, please refer to Hook, Loop ‘n’ Lock: Create Fun and Easy Locker Hooked Projects. As a beginner and without a proper locker hooking hook, I am afraid that I don’t have an even tension and might spoil the beauty of the crafts. So…. I made my own loop-lock tool by using a disposable chopstick. This method works, just look at how my first locker hook project turns out in my giveaway post!!! It is simple, just engrave a groove (approx. 0.5mm deep) about an inch from the tip of the chopstick so that you can tie a yarn or strong thread there. I used only about 3 inch length of the chopstick but you can use a full length if you prefer.
Due to the details of the Locker Hook tutorial, I have to split it to 3 parts: