Rug camps not only provide camaraderie with like minds who are wool/hooking crazy but a great time to see what tools people are using and selling. Also a time to try out those frames, hooks, etc. as all rug hookers are willing to let a fellow hooker try something before they jump to buy.
As you know I've been working on Lititz Hens and using as many woolie worms (noodles) as possible. But sometimes need to cut strips of a certain color or size. This is a great tool to see what size you have in your stash or what size you need to cut.
This was is a metal Wool Strip Gauge purchased from Cammie Bruce one year at Cape May. It is far more reliable than the plastic coated paper or other products which will bend or tear. This baby won't give.
Most times I just grab whatever random strip size is available in the color I want. But sometimes I wonder if one #8.5 would work in a space or if two #8 strips fit better.
The wool strip gauge costs $15 and can be purchased HERE . While there check out Cammie's other items.
Meanwhile..... that rug in the photo is one hooked in Cammie's class. It is a design by Bev Conway called "On the Loose"