A hardened and highly tempered steel wire that is remarkable for its longevity & uniformity. Comes in a continuous 39" length. You cut it to fit your Rug Hooking Frame.
Notes: When cutting the gripper strips to length, work from the back side of the strip. Mark a line for the length desired, and from the back, carefully pry out any of the teeth that lay across that line; It is awfully difficult to cut the teeth. Then, using a utility or razor knife, cut the rubberized canvas backing.
To install the backing, make sure that the teeth are pointing in the correct direction; they are directional and will only work one way. When you stroke across the gripper strip from the inside of the frame to the outside, it should be smooth and not stabby. When stroking from the outside of the frame inward, you will feel tiny little stabs. A staple gun that shoots small staples is the ideal tool for fastening the gripper strips.
- Overall Length: 39" (1m)
- Overall Width: 1.25" (3.1cm)
- 300 tpi - Burlap / Linen
- 380 tpi - Linen / Monks Cloth
- 480 tpi - Fine Linen / Punch Needle