"AUTUMN CARRIES MORE GOLD IN ITS HAND THAN ANY OTHER SEASON." ~JIM BISHOP~
"THE DAYS MAY NOT BE SO BRIGHT AND BALMY-YET THE QUIET AND MELANCHOLY LINGER AROUND THEM IS FRAUGHT WITH GLORY. OVER EVERYTHING CONNECTED WITH AUTUMN THERE LINGERS SOME GOLDEN SPELL-SOME UNSEEN INFLUENCE THAT PENETRATES THE SOUL WITH ITS MYSTERIOUS POWER." ~NORTHERN ADVOCATE~
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!