New Hooked Rug – Day 13 ~ Helen’s Tapestry

As you can see, I have tweaked some spots, finished some open spots and started the Lion in the tree.  After I get the light blue water around the Lion, I can redo him and use some better colours.  Also, I can try to redo his face although it is so small it will never have much detail!!  LOL

Speaking of “de-tail”…LOL…I have added a tail to the Lion although I need to take out the blue where I put it down into the tree branch!!!  Didn’t intend for blue to be there!!!

I am keeping the leaping bunny now that I have the black hooked around him!

About the Lion…As you can see, it is a good idea to put a few colours into a motif just to get it hooked…and then look at it to see what you can change to make it look better or more “believeable”!!!  This is especially important when you are dealing with a small image that becomes lumpy when you try to hook it!!!  LOL

Note ~ Note ~ Note ~

Oh Yes!!!  Don’t Forget to ZigZag around your pattern before you get a lot hooked on a large rug!!!!  You can wait to do it on a chairpad or small mat but on a large rug like this it would be tough to do it after the rug is hooked and heavy!!!!!

Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  : )


Author: Sunnie-oldcrowfarm

I am a folk artist now living in Vancouver, Washington. We loved our Vermont "Old Crow Farm" but now I live in a little cottage with a bright yellow front door! I no longer have my business but still love designing and hooking rugs and experimenting with colour...! I do "mystery rugs" on my Blog and that is great fun!

3 thoughts on “New Hooked Rug – Day 13 ~ Helen’s Tapestry”

  1. Hey Sunnie…you’re spot-on with all the changes you are mentioning. This is looking totally awesome…keep on hookin’!!

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