Yesterday I had a fun visitor here in the studio from Superior, WI! Terri hooked my Sassy Sunflower pattern and brought it along to show me! Wow! I LOVE the colors! And isn't her hooking nice!!
Here's a close up so you can see the colors and wools she used! Love the textured wool she used in the sunflower center...see how it kind of frays a little on the edge? Don't be afraid to use those wools in certain applications like this! It really makes this rug fabulous! And I love that teal colored wool too!
She also brought along another round chair pad she finished hooking.... She really has a unique eye for color... and I love how these both turned out!
I hope she gets back soon and brings the witch rug ( a Tish Murhpy) design that she's working on. She found some really cool oranges and red wools in my shop for the witch's hair while she was here! That rug is going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see it!
Ahhhhh..... as I said there is a rug challenge going on here! I am hooking along on our FaceBook group headed up by Lori Brechlin at NotforgottenFarm! The name of our group is "The Out of Hand Rug Hookers!" In case you'd like to check it out. The Hook-Along Rug Challenge has already filled up but there will be another Challenge in January. Lori provided a dozen or more motifs from her artwork and we could pick as many as we wanted for our rugs. We had to design using those motifs only.
I made mine perhaps a bit too challenging.... tee hee! I have this old very looooonggg antique bench I've been wanting to hook a rug for the top. Well I decided to make it my challenge rug. The requirements for size had to be at least 18 by 24 inches or bigger. We have to have it all hooked by Jan. 3rd, 1016. So.....
......here is the bench and the plan with some of the motifs we were provided. My bench is over a foot wide by 70 inches long. My rug is 12 inches by 64 1/2 inches long!
This is what I came up with!
Here it is already transferred onto the linen! Think I can get it hooked by then?
There are prizes.... some good ones!
I'll fill you in later on them!
So my hook will soon meet my hand again! It's been awhile and they've become strangers!
Not a good thing!
But with Fall like weather here now and some cute little squirrels and acorns to hook we are off to a great start!
This is the witch pattern from www.tishkits.com that Terri is starting to hook.
Design by Tish Murphy
Wish I had time to hook this! A great pattern!