Making hooky mats is a craft that evolved to make good with what you had. People with very little such as miners or farm workers made mats to make their homes more comfortable with hessian sacks and old clothes. Today this same craft has developed into an enjoyable hobby and an amazing art form.
Hook as show (not a latch hook) A new one is best as the hook of vintage tools is usually too smooth to grip the fabric.
Old clothes: woollen fabric, fine knitted woollens, fleece, tee shirts in general fabric with stretch or bounce to it.
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