Well, the proddy tool is still lost, but I found it very easy to add a proddy edge using my Hartman hook. It's really very simple, but as Gayle pointed out, it does use a lot of wool. It can be done with strips as narrow or wide as you wish, as long as you want. It all depends what look you are trying to achieve.
On the mat I just hooked, I hand tore my strips about 4" long. You can leave the edges blunt or taper them if you wish. They also can be cut with your cutter or scissors. They don't have to be exact. Close is good enough.
When doing proddy with a hook, I worked with the linen on my rug frame. Insert your hook from the top and pull about half the strip through your backing fabric.
Move over two or three threads and once again insert the hook from the top of the linen.
Pull the tail up and adjust the lengths if needed. It's that easy. Once you get more added, they will lay better.
From behind, you can see how closely I spaced the proddy edge.
From the front. I know ~ I should be thinking Christmas gifts, not hearts :)
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