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Thread: What is This?!?

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    Senior Member redbugsullivan's Avatar
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    Going through my mother's/grandmother's sewing stuff, we found this little gizmo. Sorry that the tip is so fuzzy in the picture.

    Its business end has a hook with a hinged bit that would allow the user to pull something out without snagging. The whole thing is less than 3" long. We are baffled.

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    Junior Member twinkle's Avatar
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    I've just bought something similar for rag rugging called a latch hook could be that maybe x

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    It looks like a gadget for picking up dropped stitches in knitting!! IMO!

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    It reminds me of a hook for making a latch hook rug.

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    It could be a latch hook , but more likely at that size, it is a snag fixer for knits like sweaters. You pulled the snagged loop to the underside where it wasn't seen.

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    I'm thinking one of those things they used to use to button up the high shoes from back in the late 1800's early 1900's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    It reminds me of a hook for making a latch hook rug.
    That is the first thing I thought, too.

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    Super Member CoventryUK's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    It reminds me of a hook for making a latch hook rug.
    I agree! But it is only 3" long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK
    It looks like a gadget for picking up dropped stitches in knitting!! IMO!
    This is my thought too. A latched rug hook would have a bigger handle, no?

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    Looks like a latch hook to me. I think it was used in knitting, not the kind for rug making.

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