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A quick way to cut short strips to “proddy"

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by Mary Jane Peabody *
* Mary Jane Peabody is a member of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild, in Vermont. She also belongs to theATHA and the Hilltop Rug Hookers, New London, NH.She is a juried member of theLeague of NH Craftsmen and, when living in England, sheis a member of the Lunesdale Rug Hookers.


1.Get a 10 to 12-inch (30 cm) dowel ** about 1 inch (2.5 cm) indiameter ***. A hard wood like maple is preferable to a soft wood such as pine.
2. Cut a 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) deep groove along the length of the dowel. (Have the lumber yard or a friend with a router do this for you.). 3.Cut the wool into long strips, in whatever width you require. I use 3/4-inch (2 cm) or so. Some  people use slightly narrower strips. 4.Starting with one end of the strip, just at the groove of the dowel, wind the long strip of wool around the dowel, taking care to overlap the edges of the wool as you coil it down the dowel. (It should look like a corkscrew.)
5.After you have wrapped the wool strip, place one en…

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