New Hooked Rug – Day 29 ~ Helen’s Tapestry

Working on the borders today!  I’ll do a few more motifs and try to fill in the black background…then go back to the center!!!  : )  As with the Bradley Primitive, I prefer to do backgrounds and borders as I go so I don’t have to do hours and hours of the same colour!!!!  LOL

Hope you are having a pleasant day!!  Happy Hooking!!  Sunnie  : )

~  ~  ~  ~  Extra…ABOUT Steaming a Finished Rug!! ~  ~  ~ 

Jennifer asked a good question about steaming a finished rug.  I steam my rugs upstairs in the studio on the floor.  It is carpeted with a low pile carpet.   I put a couple of bath towels on the floor, steam the rug on the back and let it dry.  Then on the front and let it dry (some rug hookers only steam the back!) 

I use a wet hand towel and a dry hot iron and let the rug dry flat.  After the rug dries a bit, I drag it over to a dry spot on the floor so that the carpet under my first steaming can dry out too.  We don’t want the carpet to rot!!! 

Some steam rugs on a kitchen counter or other surface that can take wetness and not be ruined.  Or perhaps a table with a flannel-backed plastic tablecloth or a sheet of plexiglass.  Does anyone have any other suggestions for Jennifer?  Please let us know if you do!!!!

Happy Sunday!!  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!

4 thoughts on “New Hooked Rug – Day 29 ~ Helen’s Tapestry”

  1. Thanks so much, Julia and Toni… : )

    I really am having such fun, learning a lot and I appreciate the kind words and encouragement!!! : )

    Would you believe I am even thinking about doing another one after this? I must be insane!!! LOL
    Hugs, Sunnie : )

  2. Sunnie,

    This rug is looking so great. I cannot believe how fast you hook, and your color choices are beautiful.

    As an aside, I do most of my steam ironing on my kitchen table, which has a flannel backed tablecloth on it. I usually through a blanket or towel on top of that!


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