New Hooked Rug – Day 38 ~ Helen’s Tapestry

As I said before…I really like to do the borders along with the background so I don’t have to do the same motifs and/or colours as I finish the rug!!!  : )  It is amazing how long it takes to do this border, even with the small motifs… and,  I can’t believe how much wool it takes to do even the small teal border!!!!  When I chose the colours, I made sure I had enough wool to do the border!!!  : )   Whew!!!  LOL

Hope you all had a lovely day!

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!

10 thoughts on “New Hooked Rug – Day 38 ~ Helen’s Tapestry”

  1. Thank you Sunnie! I’m sure I speak for others when I say how much pleasure I get from checking in on your rug progress and see what your are doing with your colors and design. The changes you have made are quite positive and the border is far more calming than the original. I know you have other projects going too. How many hours a day do you spend working on your crafts? Thanks for the smiles and motivation!

  2. Sunnie, This is turning out beautifully! I watch your progress daily, though I have never left a comment. I love the border. Unfortunatly I have saved the border for last on my project. Wish I had done like you have. keep up the good work!!

  3. Thanks, Lauri…I appreciate all the encouragement!!! : )

    I spend about 7-8 hours a day hooking or creating as it is my “business”. However, sometimes I can only get in an hour or so as Life intervenes!!! LOL

    But the nice thing is that hooking is my joy as well as my business, so even after hooking during the day on rugs/chairpads for the Gallery or my November show, I enjoy sitting down and hooking in the evening too!!!! : )

    It’s all such fun!
    Hugs to you, Sunnie : )

  4. What a treasure, you will be finished before you know it.
    What size cuts are you using. I have never gone below an 8, I guess you could call me chicken. I’m not sure I would know how to use one any smaller. Maybe I need some classes. I started hooking last September, so I’m almost a year old hooker.
    Love watching you progress.

    katie primitive woolens

  5. I have really enjoyed seeing this project progress over the last few months and (having never taken up hooking) find it fascinating! I will have to agree with you and the other commenters in that the new border is so much more effective at framing the center design. Not so busy and lets your eye focus on the middle without getting “lost”. Can’t wait to see the finished project!

  6. Thanks so much, Sheri, Katie and Jennifer! : )

    It is always nice for me to know that others enjoy watching the rugs develop!! I hope that my mistakes and experiments with colour are a help too…as that is certainly how I learn!!!!! LOL (I’ve been hooking since 2005)

    I am using #4, #5, and #6 cuts…on this rug – lots and lots of #5!!!! : )
    As you know, I usually hook with a #8 cut with some #6’s…so this is a real departure for me!!! : )

    But I must say that I am really enjoying working with the narrower cuts too. When I go back to the Homeplace Primitive rug (on my other wordpress blog!) in a # 6 and #8 cut, they feel soooo wide!! LOL
    Happy Hooking! Sunnie ; )

  7. Oh, how I would love to hook 7-8 hours a day!! Life does get in the way and my addiction to this computer also!! I didn’t realize you hook other than what we see here ~ you definitely are a busy woman, Miss Sunnie!! I’m going to try to be more productive!!! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  8. I can’t imagine hooking 7-8 hours a day. My bum, although large enough, would fall asleep. As it is, I’m always jumping up to restart the washer, fold what’s in the dryer, chase fur that’s wafting through the air, get a drink, etc. Lastly, if I sit too long, my leg really aches.

    Sunnie, at first I wasn’t too sure of the border but the more I look at it, the more it seems to fit the rug perfectly. As Jennifer said above, it lets the eye kind of rest and frames the center design. See?? I always knew you were much better at this than I am.

    As much as I truly love the tapestry part of this rug, your “homeplace” rug is making my heart sing. I guess I must be a primitive girl at heart.

    Sunnie, I know I’ve said it before, but I really, really love coming here to see what you’ve done. It’s such a part of my day now and even though I’m back on my feet and walking, my day just isn’t right if I can’t visit. Thank you so much for “holding my hand” during my recovery.

  9. Alice and JoJo…I always love hearing from you! I just know we are “sisters”!!! : ) You are always so encouraging and supportive!

    I have to change positions and get up and down too during the day so my back and hip don’t get too achey! : )

    Also, I need to be sure that my hooking arm and my neck don’t get locked into one position for long periods of time!!!! But I usually don’t have any ill effects and I often do quite a bit of hooking in the early morning when I’m fresh!!!!! LOL : )

    JoJo, I’m so glad you are feeling better and I keep you in my thoughts for good health and pain-free days!! : )

    Alice, I’m so happy you are blogging too as I enjoy visiting your Blog to see what you are up to!!
    Hugs to you, Sunnie ; )

  10. Sunnie ~ thank you for the encouragement regarding my blog! I love doing it ~ therapeutic, I think! And I love reading yours ~ you are a ‘teacher’ for sure.

    And I think, too, that you, JoJo and I are ‘sisters of the wool’ !!
    Wouldn’t I love to meet you both someday!!! Rug hooking and blogging about it just opens up a whole new world!! It’s wonderful to share this thing that we love with others!

    Looking forward to the progress on both of these new rugs!


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