New Hooked Rug – Day 30 ~ Helen’s Tapestry

Border work today!!!  : )  Since I am doing a “draw as you go” border now with templates, I need to be sure to start at each corner and work towards the border center on each side!  That way, if I have an irregular space left, I can make a template a bit different for the border center.  If you noticed, I did that with the bottom border center.  The center motif is a bit different and also a different size!  : )

When I measured the border, it was 4 inches wide on the top and bottom and 5 inches wide on each side!!!!  LOL  I just measured one side and thought it was 5 ” all the way around.  No wonder the top and bottom motifs were so squished together!!!!!!  : )  So…when I designed my new border, I had to make the templates for the top and bottom and the templates for the sides different sizes so they’d fit!!!!!  : )

Hey…why should all this redesigning be easy for me!!!  Right???  Whew!!!!!  : )

You might want to check out my other wordpress blog – (the second one on my bloglist) – to see one of the other rugs I will be working on at the same time I’m doing Helen’s Tapestry!!  It’s a commission rug for a customer!  It’ll be fun!!!  : )

 Have a great Evening!!  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!

5 thoughts on “New Hooked Rug – Day 30 ~ Helen’s Tapestry”

  1. Soooo, Sunnie, when you redesigned your new border (looking good, by the way), why didn’t you extend the top/bottom one more inch??? It looks like you have enough foundation fabric. Just wondering…rather than make different templates….??????????????

  2. Great Question, Jacque!!!
    I thought about adding to the 4″ border or taking away from the 5″ border to even them up… but I liked the proportions of the original rug.

    Also, since I am not fond of too much “matchy-matchy” in my rugs, I figured that the little differences in the border motifs would please me…even if no one else really noticed that they were different!!!!! LOL

    Because I am using the paper – templates but really drawing each motif rather “freehand” – each of the motifs are a bit different anyway. : ) Since this is a folk art style presentation, I’m not worrying about precision in the motifs but the overall effect!!!

    Happy Hooking!!! Hugs, Sunnie : )

  3. Good Morning Sunnie!
    You’re right on with the new border ~ it really allows the center of the rug to be the ‘star’ !!

    You must know by now that I’m a big fan of yours and if you will check my blog, there is an award there for you!! Have a happy day!
    Alice

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