Monday, August 24, 2015

Finally getting around to post new pictures of my progress. The BIG rug is hooked, but I'm waiting for cooler and less smokey weather to lay it out on the garage floor to steam. The wool for binding is overdyed and ready to go. I'm thankful we only have the bad air and not the actual fires in our neighborhood. We need rain to help putting out the forest fires, but that usually doesn't happen till October.

Right now I'm working on a couple of smaller rugs. I'm already thinking about another large design, but planning that will take a while.........

Padula Pomegranates is 24x48.  After starting to hook by echoing around the motifs, I changed my mind and decided to hook the background in "non directional" loops. I still have some echo hooking left in spots, so you can see the difference.

The other small pattern is a replica of an antique rug. Simple Spirit is 18x30

Tomorrow is hooking at the Library. Mara Lou is starting "After the Flood" and requested blue wool for sky and water. These are samples out of the dye pots.