Rug Hooking Cutters
A rug hooking cutter serves as a fundamental tool in the rug hooking craft, assisting the cutting of strips of wool fabric into uniform widths. These strips are subsequently hooked through a base material, such as linen, burlap, or rug warp, to craft rugs, mats, or other textile art pieces. The Periwinkle Laine Fabric Cutter features sharp cutter blades that divide a strip of wool into 3 to 4 pieces of equal width.
The cutter has several key features:
- Clamp-On Mechanism: The cutter is equipped with a clamp-on mechanism that securely attaches to the edge of a table or any surface with a thickness of 2 inches or less. This design adds convenience for rug hookers, allowing for easy storage and portability.
- Hassle-Free Cutter Cartridge System: The cutter includes a cutter cartridge system that simplifies the process of changing cutting sizes. Users can effortlessly switch between sizes by lifting out one cutter and inserting the next, eliminating the need for additional equipment.
- Never Needs Sharpening: With proper care and use the cutter blades should never need to be sharpened.
The range of cuts for rug hooking spans from a #2 cut (2/32nds of an inch) to a #10 cut (10/32nds of an inch) and beyond. Narrow strips, achieved with cutter sizes 2, 3, and 4, are valuable for adding intricate details to a design. Numbers 7 and 8 are more commonly used for primitive rug hooking. Periwinkle Laine offers rug hooking cutters in number 5 and number 6 cuts. Which strike a balance between detail, efficiency, and artistic freedom. However, future plans include the introduction of cutters in various sizes, the current offerings exemplify practical additions to any rug hooking toolkit.