New Hooked Rug Starts Today! “Helen’s Tapestry”!

This is part of the large “Helen’s Tapestry” rug patttern that I will be starting today.  Watch for the first progress post this evening!  This rug is 32 x 54 inches and will be done in the narrow cut wools (#3, #4, #5…and maybe a #6 in some places!!).  It is designed by the Harry Fraser Co.  and is a lovely pattern.

Because I am a primitive folk-art style rug hooker and have never worked with narrow cuts (except for a class taken in 1998 where I learned to shade the petals of a rose with an 8 value swatch!!!) : ) …this will be not only a challenge for me but I’ll be learning as I go!  Also, as you know from the Bradley Primitive rug adventure…I don’t colour-plan my rugs in advance.  I just get a general notion of what I want and then plan as I go!!!!  We’ll see if this works on this rug!  LOL

I have a good friend online who has promised faithfully to puree vegetables for me and arrange for hair transplants if I lose my teeth and clumps of hair while doing this rug…so at least I have planned for that!!!!  LOL  (Get ready, JoJo!!)  : )

I hope you enjoy the creation of this rug along with me!  Hopefully, we’ll all learn a lot…!!! I’m going to start at the bottom of the rug and I’ll post a picture of that part this evening.  You can’t see the bottom of the rug here.

  This is waaaayyy out of my “comfort zone”!!!   : )   If anyone has done this rug or anything like it, I can sure use information along the way!!!  Hre we go, ready or not!!!  LOL  

Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  : )

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Author: Sunnie-oldcrowfarm

I am a folk artist living and working in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. I specialize in original Santas, witches and other folk characters and original hand-hooked wool rugs. We live a peaceful life here at Old Crow Farm and enjoy our retirement!

4 thoughts on “New Hooked Rug Starts Today! “Helen’s Tapestry”!”

  1. Oh, my, goodness! I loved watching the progress on your last rug, but I am beside myself with excitement to see this one! Good luck, and hope to learn with you.
    Deb

  2. I’m ready, Sunnie! The masher has been cleaned, the blender is primed and ready to go. And after a day of the computers being down because of power outages, I’m ready to do a search on hair restoration in Northern Vermont.

    I’m so excited for you!! I’ll be watching for each update and cheering you on from hot, stormy and steamy Kansas.
    JoJo

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