How to Carve a Weaving Hook from a Chopstick

I use weaving hooks in all kinds of weaving- everything from potholder looms and frame looms to triangle looms, and a fair few looms in between.

Crochet hooks are okay for some weaving, but they can be too short and too round for some weaving.

I have found that making weaving hooks from chopsticks is quick, easy and very satisfying. It’s a great way to upcycle.

Chopstick weaving hooks are longer than crochet hooks (afghan hooks can be hard to find) and are flatter, and work beautifully.

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You can customize your weaving hook to be the absolute bees knees by fine tuning it with a little sanding or whittling as you work with it.

Here is a step by step ‘how to’ video tutorial that shows you how you can easily carve or whittle your own perfect weaving hook with just a few simple tools:

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4 responses to “How to Carve a Weaving Hook from a Chopstick

  1. Aren’t chopsticks just the handiest, most utilitarian objects possible? You eat with them, and clean the mud out of the soles of your shoes, and stake little plants – and now you show us how to carve a weaving hook from one. Bravo!

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  2. Liz

    I’m very intrigued, is it tapestry weaving? The hook looks great 👍

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    • Hi Liz
      I don’t usually use weaving hooks in tapestry techniques- I use needles and bobbins. I use weaving hooks in frame and pin loom style weaving like potholder looms and the new looms that I am just in the process of writing the instruction manuals for. I also use them in triangle loom weaving. They work soooooooo well! 🙂

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