Saturday, June 13, 2015

Big rug update

I had a few progress report requests. LOL. Coming along, but still a ways to go. I am starting to think about the finishing. I wonder how long that is going to take and how much more wool I need to over dye for that?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A New Week

Finally made it to the Library to join my rug hooking friends. Between talking and looking at books this is 2 hours worth of hooking.
I'm still working on the 8x10 rug. It's progressing nicely. Finished hooking the center background and the outside is off to a good start. I over dyed more antique black wool for the background. Not sure this will be enough to finish. 9.5 cuts gobble up lots of wool.
We're having a heat wave in Southern Oregon. 103 yesterday and not much cooler today. I'm happy hooking with the air conditioning running.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A new Design

This is the new rug I started. (24x49) Small enough to take along to rug hooking meetings.
The wool I over dyed are in shades of the Pantone Color Spectrum for 2015. The red is called Marsala.

I wasn't able to go to the Library last Monday to hook, but did a little preview hooking at home. Now I'm back to the big rug and the background.

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.

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