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Fringe Fork, Loop Dee Doodle
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Date: 2/21/13 6:14 PM

I was browsing around PR and under Sewing Techniques and Tips I came across this great topic. Well of course I found something I just have to have, a loop and fringe making tool!
It's this tool pictured here, it appears to be called by a few different names and comes in different styles (fringe fork, carpet fork, singercraft guide, loop dee doodle).
Does anyone know where I can get one???? How I could make one????
I searched the internet and there are only a few references to them and one them even leads back to PR but it seems to be an older post and the link to the pics don't work.
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Date: 2/21/13 7:04 PM

I have one that came in the cabinet with a Singer 306w. Google SingerCraft Fringe Maker.

The one pictured in your link looks like it is made with a wire coat hanger that has been bent around the tip of needle nose pliers.

It also reminds me of some of the detachable handles I have seen for barbecue cookware.

How about this - cut a long open rectangle from a template sheet. Tape bamboo skewers to the sides for rigidity. For crossbars, snip toothpicks, popsicle sticks, or wire hangers to fit.

Simpler......
Long bamboo skewers and two wide old time erasers for the ends. The eraser will easily pop off after stitching.

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Date: 2/21/13 7:18 PM

Skewers and erasers, hmmm that might work! Have you ever used your singercraft one? It looks like fun!
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Date: 2/21/13 8:35 PM

A Hairpin Lace tool can also be used to make this type of fringe (in place of the Singercraft tool).

This web page provides links to the above tutorial (scroll down to the Basics section), copies of original instructions, articles, projects, and lots of other fun fringe/rug maker info.

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In reply to CM_Sews

Date: 2/21/13 9:33 PM

YES that will definitely work! Thanks so much for the links and info. The hairpin lace tool is perfect and sooooo much cheaper than trying to hunt down on of the singercraft tools.
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Date: 2/21/13 10:31 PM

The Hairpin Lace tool looks perfect!

Have not used the SingerCraft tool, but.......
I have been studying the cuttings from light knit prints as I run them through the serger. Lots of beautiful long strips that are very narrow and uniformly cut. They are so pretty when they fall into a puddle on the fooor. Flowers keep coming to mind and using the fringer would certainly be efficient.

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Date: 2/21/13 11:00 PM

Linda Lee (The Sewingworkshop Patterns) used to sell those.
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Date: 2/22/13 8:42 AM

I am a gardener, and have used soaker hoses in the beds. There is a wire anchor that fits over the soaker hose to hold it in place that looks just like the hairpin lace tool, like a big (5-6") metal "U". They sell them at garden centers where they sell soaker hoses.

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Date: 2/22/13 4:45 PM

Thanks so much for the replies! I found a hairpin lace tool on Amazon that is very adjustable so I should be able to make fringe in a variety of widths/lengths, this could be fun.
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