Mystery Rug-“Sea LC”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 11

Swimming along today with the fishes!!!   :)

Today I wanted to show you a photo of a wool I bought that is a very interesting plaid-texture!   I thought it would be great for sand in my “Sea” rug!!!    Well, I don’t have any sand in this rug…but I found out I could use it for some motifs if I rearranged my brain!!!!!    …lol…

So here is the wool…

Sea11fabricIt is interesting because it has some black in the mix and what looks like yellow, tan, a dull white/gray, etc.   I like how it hooks up and will explain more about why I used it later on.

I looked again at my first sketch for part of this rug and laughed because there are only a few motifs that were in that original…!   Also, the sketch that I used to transfer onto the backing doesn’t look much like my hooked piece either!!!!   And my hooked piece is much bigger than I intended!    :)

This doodling is adding patterns much like some paisley fabric prints too…so I think doing a rug this way would be fun for a lot of rug hookers!   From geometric doodles to floral doodles to doodles of stars and planets,  microscopic pictures of diseases or just random “wanderings” with a pen…you can have a great time designing!!!!

So here is Progress on Day 11…Happy Hooking, Happy weekend and have a wonderful day!!!   Sunnie  :)



Mystery Rug-“Sea LC”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 10

Remember the picture of the “mess” I showed you the other day?   Well I’ve covered it up!!!   :)

I’m working on some of the center and the bottom of the rug…just wherever I feel like working on that day!!!!   …lol

Still having fun and I’m using about 22 different blues…plus several greens and other colours.   Using leftover woolworms too , tucking them in here and there!

So…Here we go on Day 10…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

Picture 1 is the covered background “mess”!!!


Mystery Rug-“Sea L C”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 9

Quick post today!!!   Still lots of fun and going strong on this one.   It is a large rug but since I can do whatever I want in the spaces and still keep to my overall design, it is easy to do.   Also, with water, the changes in colour and direction are fun to hook…and can go every which way!!!!

So here is Progress on Day 9…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)


Mystery Rug-“Sea L C”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 8

Wow, did we have a wild storm yesterday…lightening, thunder, rain, hail…etc.   Good thing I don’t need power to do my hooking as we lost power twice during the storm.   Thankfully, it was not off for long!

I hope any of you thinking about doing a “doodle-type” rug will go ahead and do one!   It is really great fun!   I looked at my first sketched design yesterday and my rug , except for the center motif, does not look anything like my first drawing…Or, the drawing I transferred to my backing!!!   …lol…

If I do another rug using this technique, I won’t transfer anything to my backing but the major motifs…and just leave spaces to fill in with whatever I want.   I have so many lines and cross-outs now that it’s a miracle I can see my latest change to hook it…!   I think I will just do my doodling and sketching and have the paper by my frame so I can see what I thought about doing at first.   Then, I can change it without having such a mess of lines!!!!!

So here is Progress on Day 8…Hooray!!!   Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)

First…a picture of the “mess”!!!   this is what NOT to do!      …lol…


Mystery Rug “Sea L C” -Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 7

Such a nice day yesterday and I did have time to hook more on my rug!   It is fun to put little odd doodles into some of the spaces…I never know what it will look like when I hang the rug on my display board and look at it from a distance!   :)

I’m still adding and subtracting motifs and changing things…but that is great fun for me!

So here is Progress on Day 7…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)


Mystery Rug-“Sea L C “-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 6

Yes…the first word in the title of this rug is “Sea” as you have probably figured out already!!!   And today’s photos will show even more!!!   :)

With creative doodling or drawing the “Zentangle” (r)  way, we are simply filling space with designs…any designs.   I most often see either floral gardens or ocean/sea designs in the pictures of what people have drawn this way…so I thought I would try an experiment…(why are you not surprised!!!!!)   …lol…

I’ve used a center motif and although I am not filling All the space with doodles, I am trying (!!!) to place doodles into what would be a more usual rug design.   We shall see if that experiment works or if it is just an excuse for me to go completely “gunnybag” and end up with a tangled mess!!!   :)

I purchased several pieces of wool at the Hookity-Do-Dah hook-in over the weekend so I now have beautiful wool from  Janice, Katie Knoelke and Darlene Sabo of Olympic Wool Works-her Etsy shop!    

I am working on the right side now and have changed my original design about 4 times already (!)…but I will say that it is really fun and there is absolutely no stress or worry doing this.   Of course, I don’t have stress or worry doing Any rug…but this is just delightful play!

So here is Progress on Day 6…Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  :)