Made with a brass hook and shaft, the Hartman rug hook is a fine, well-balanced hook that's beautifully made. The hook tip is shaped so that the tool slides easily into the rug foundation allowing the wider shaft to open up the weave and make pulling up your wool loops easier. The hardwood handle has an indentation for the thumb to rest upon.
Use the 8mm size for primitive cuts, use the 6mm size for medium cuts or use the 3mm size for fine to medium cuts.
I tried half a dozen hooks before trying the Hartman Hooks....now mine are well-worn with a lovely patina from use. I use the 8 MM Hartman Ergo Hook frequently, trading off between it and the Hartman 5 mm Bent Shank Ergo Hook regularly to reduce the chances of repetitive motion stress on my hands.
Our wool kits* for our appliqué designs are created especially for each design and are carefully prepared with ample wool to complete your project. The wools in the kit will generally not be the same wools used to stitch the original and are intended to give a look similar to, but not the same as, the original. Keep in mind that the photograph accompanying the pattern is meant as a guide only; your piece will be uniquely your own.
* Please note: Unless noted otherwise in the product description, our kits do not include threads, non-wool fabrics called for in the design, buttons, or other non-wool items.