Away we go…I feel like I am making good progress and loving the colours I am using! That makes the whole process an enjoyable adventure!!! :)
You will note that I try to have my border squares, circles, lines, etc. slightly “off”…I just sketch them on rather than drawing around something for precision and accuracy! I feel that this gives a more “informal”, primitive, simple quality to the rug…and, especially at Halloween, things are slightly goofy!!! lol Now, you might think that I am “slightly goofy” all the time, not just at Halloween!!!!! But at least at this time of the year, I have a great excuse for my behavior!!! :)
A little tip…I imagine many of you already do this, but if you don’t have a “board” on which to clip your rug and stand back for a distance look at it, you can always take a photo and put it on your computer as a “desktop background”! The photo makes it easier to see any errors or things that need to be tweaked. I actually do both. I have an older computer, not connected to the internet, that is a delight to use for the photo editing program! It is simple, easy to use and works wonderfully! I keep my “in progress” rug on the desktop background on this old computer as I go along.
Also, the “Paint” program on the old computer makes enlargements and prints my pattern guides out on regular paper. I tape the sheets together and use my light table to transfer the guidelines to my linen. I don’t have to go to a copy shop for enlargements, I can print them in “draft” mode and simply go over the major lines to transfer with my black sharpie pen and get the size exactly right.
I usually draw the outline of my rug on the linen first, then center my design within the rectangle or square. I add borders or make the rug smaller or larger if I think the center needs more room! I much prefer using the old computer to do these things than using my newer, “more improved”!!!!!!!!” computer! lol
I must do some cleaning today…however, I hope to have time to hook this afternoon…I’d rather be hooking than cleaning house!!!!! I wonder why??? lol
So here we go for the Progress on Day 7…Happy Hooking! Sunnie :)