How to Cut Wool Strips Tutorial

By: Gene Shepherd

How do you cut wool for rug hooking? How wide should the strips be? What are the secrets to cutting strips for hooking rugs? Gene Shepherd has the answers. In this video, he demonstrates how to use two basic cloth splitting machines to make wool strips. In addition, he explains how to cut strips with simple scissors or a rotary cutter.


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I love this video and it's so helpful! Question I have is this I have bags of cut wool that are already cut at a size #8. Can these strips be put in a dye bath or will they be destroyed? Thanks so much!

Thank you. Very good demo. I have been told that when you tear the wool into 2.5 - 3 inch pieces (before cutting into strips) you should do it in one direction vs another. I am not sure which direction to tear the wool. Thank you.

Good question, did you get an answer?

Fantastic! Clear and informative. Thank you.

Very clear instructions and demonstration.

I'm so glad you enjoyed this rug hooking video! Please let us know if there are any other rug hooking techniques that you'd like us to demonstrate!


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