Tuesday, April 21, 2009

RAINY DAY PROJECT

Today was rainy, cold, damp, and gloomy. Need I say more. No outside work for me. I decided it was time to finish up some of my rug hooking projects. I love rug hooking, designing, color placement, but hate sewing on the binding. I've tried different methods, but still am not fond of this process. The rug below is one I hooked for my mother, I love the end result it is a true primitive!This pattern I purchased at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont during a rug exhibition. My Mom requested bright colors and a primitive design and that's what I delivered.
This is a small runner, a pattern I purchased at the Searsport Rug Hooking store in Searsport, Maine. This was completed in a day. This would be a great beginners project, as it hooks up quite quickly.
This pattern also comes from Searsport Rug hooking. This is a "hit or miss" pattern which uses accumulated worms ( wool strips) from previous hooking projects. I need to hand saw the binding, then steam press. This will take me at least the rest of the week to accomplish, wish me luck!








8 comments:

missthesea said...

Auntie, I love these! The last one is so funky!

dog trot farm said...

I used up lots of scraps with the last one, it is funky!

CountryFun said...

Love the rugs...but the last one is my style - may copy....
check out--- http://thewelcomemat.ning.com/ ....might be a site you'll enjoy

katie said...

Great post, I love seeing all the rugs.
Binding is my least favorite part of the rug also, but when it is done what a great feeling to see what has been produced.
thank Katie
primitivewoolen.typepad.com

henbogle said...

Thanks for visiting Henbogle! You will love henkeeping. It has its sad and frustrating moments, but overall, I love the girls and the eggs are delisious. And the compost... WONDERFUL!

I love the rugs, and the bow roofed house is fantastic! I'll be back for more visits, and please get in touch if you have questions about your girls.
Ali

Eve said...

Julie I'm so far behind on blogging! These are just beautiful and you are one talented woman! Oh how I wish I could do this! If only I had time!
Miss you!!!!!

dog trot farm said...

Eve, first you have to find your hook! Probably in the bottom of one of the boxes.

Rhonda Jean said...

Oh my, what wonderful rugs. I used to hook rugs, maybe 25 years ago and funnily enough I found my hook just the other day. Could you direct me to a website so I can relearn? BTW, your mum with love that cat.