New Hooked Rug – Day 16 ~ Helen’s Tapestry

It was a cool, rainy day today and the perfect type of day to hook!!!!  : )  I have lightened the picture a bit so you can kinda see the different colours I am using as I go around the upper pond.  (They still don’t show very well but maybe you can see the colour variations!!!)

I am using a green and a brown background on the upper right side…the same green and brown used behind the tiger and behind the bird and orange leaves below right. Above that and around the elephant I will do the antique black background except for the part under the elephant’s feet which is a dark green…just for a bit of “difference”.

(I did put the second part of the handle on the bucket/basket that the woman is carrying…although sometimes it looks more like a Gucci handbag than a bucket OR basket!!!  LOL  Maybe she’s really into fashion accessories and it is a tapestry bag!!!!! ) : )

I am getting excited to work on the elephants as I ordered three gray mottled wools from Winterberry Cabin for elephants.   I hope I can do them justice so they really look like elephants and not just big gray blobs!!!!!  LOL  Remember…Elephants never forget, so I’ve got to present them well or they’ll never forgive me!!!!!  : ) 

I will have to do some serious redesigning on the bottom and top borders as the images are very small and really close together!  I think it would be hard to do this pattern even in embroidery or petit point/needlepoint, let alone rug strips!!!!  LOL

Happy Hooking…and have a lovely evening!  Sunnie  : )

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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!

2 thoughts on “New Hooked Rug – Day 16 ~ Helen’s Tapestry”

  1. With every strip you pull, Sunnie, this rug just becomes more and more stunning. Your sense of color is so far beyond me that I could sit at your feet and watch you do what you do and still never figure it all out.

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