New Hooked Rug – Day 68 ~ Helen’s Tapestry

More work on the black background.  I have to decide what animal to put where the deer or antelope or ??? “Whatever” is!!!  LOL  I love my brown bunny…he looks plump and happy!!!!  (Hmmm, I think I’m gettin’ that look too!!!!  LOL  )

Special Note:   One of my hooking friends asked me about the word “holidays” that I have used in these posts.  I sometimes forget that not everyone is an old (and I do mean old!!!) seasoned rug hooker of three years like me!!!  LOL  : ) 

But I thank her for asking…it’s important to know!!!  The term “holidays” in rug hooking refers to larger spaces left open on the back of the rug after you’ve hooked that area or the whole rug.  It is fine to see some backing between the lines of wool strips or some small spaces…but if you have larger spaces that you have missed, they need to be filled in.

Here is a picture of what I mean…

The space in front of the bird’s bill might need something or it might not!  But the space on the right side needs to be checked and filled in a bit. 

Note:  Please bear in mind that I hook more closely than many primitive rug hookers and there are some spaces where I might use a narrow strip to fill in that others would not.   So do what your hooking style needs in adding strips to open spaces.

Happy Hooking!  : )

Pleas feel free to ask any questions if I haven’t been clear or if I’ve used a term that I haven’t explained!!  : )   Had a great time hooking today…lots of enjoyable visiting too!!!!!  : ) 


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 68 ~ Helen’s Tapestry”

  1. Miss Sunnie ~ I notice your red flowers have disappeared where the sitting figure was located ~ did they wilt from lack of water?? Love the blue moon and love the ‘poetic license’ that you take ~ you definitely are making this rug ‘your own’!!! We all have so much to learn from the ‘seasoned’ hooker!!!!

  2. Dear Alice!!!
    I love the term you use for me…”taking poetic license” instead of “going off into goofy-land”!!! LOL : )

    You are right, I took out the red flowers but will put them back in a narrower cut of wool. I thought they looked too “dumpy” and should be a bit more delicate! : ) So I will prepare the soil and plant them again!!!!! LOL (I will remember the water!!!!!) : )

    I just love the experimenting…and this rug is turning out to be more fun than I ever thought it would!!!!! Hooray!!
    Hugs to you, Sunnie : )

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