Monday, June 1, 2015

A Big Rug

Giving this blogging another try.
I've been working on the big rug ( 8x10 ) yes, that is feet, not inches. Finished 8 log cabins last week and now only background is left to hook. Lots of background......I don't mind hooking background. I find it relaxing, since I don't have to think of where to put what color. Planning on finishing it, so it can move to Arizona with me, this fall. I can't wait to see it on the new wood floor in the great room.


I did not keep track of how much wool I've used so far. I just over dyed another 2 yards of various colors to make more of the antique black background. I'll take another picture when I get that hooked in. The background is hooked in a 9.5 cut. The motifs in 8.5 and 9 cuts.

Today I dyed wool for my next project. I needed something portable to take to the Library where we hook every Tue morning. I'll take a picture of the new rug tomorrow evening.

Thanks for visiting.......

6 comments:

Gayle said...

This rug is so amazing! I can't imagine ever tackling one this big! And the design is wonderful - I love everything about it! You have so much to share - hope you'll continue blogging so we can all enjoy your talents!

Cheri said...

Gorgeous!

Cheri said...

Gorgeous!

Cynthia Lott said...

Monika this rug is stunning! You know how much I love your designs. This is the best one yet!!!

Susie Shepard said...

Are you going to other this on your website? What hook and frame do you use if you don't mind sharing? Thanks,

Monika Jones said...

Hi Susie, thank you for visiting and your comments. I was not planning on selling the pattern due to size ( the linen foundation is pieced) and the cost.
My hooks are Hartman, primitive with ball handle. Sizes 8 and 9
The Floor Frame here in Oregon is a Wolf River Frame. I plan on blogging about frames soon.