New Hooked Rug – Homeplace Primitive~Sunnie/Oct 24

Today I had a bit of time to fill in some of the background behind the little donkey! : )

Happy Hooking!  : )


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 – Homeplace Primitive~Sunnie/Oct 24”

  1. Sunnie, could you please explain how you created the definition line between the donkey’s legs? It appears to be a very thin, broken line of black and I was wondering exactly how you did that?

    I’m still smiling every time I see this rug. I can only hope the person who commissioned this rug will be as happy with it as I am while I watch it come to life.

  2. Hi JoJo:

    The definition line is a narrow cut strip line of dk brown hooked rather low so that the leg colours come up above it and make the loops sink down so they look rather “random”! Sometimes, I skip more spaces when I hook the line so it is not a solid line.

    Because this is a primitive rug, I don’t do any fine shading so I need something to define the legs! : )

    Hugs to you, Sunnie : )

  3. Sunnie, I’ve been reading your blog for sometime and enjoy it so much. I found your blog on Snippets (I am a lurker there). I’m wondering what size strip you hook with. I am thinking maybe a 4 or 5. I love your detail. I’ve been hooking just 2 years, so everything is new to me. I feel like a sponge and just want to soak up all that I can. Jan

  4. Hi Jan:
    Thank you so much for visiting!!! : )

    I’m glad you found Snippets…it has been such a good group for me as I have really only been hooking since 2005 myself. I have learned so much from all the group and received so much encouragement…it has helped me be the “Happy Hooker” (!!!) I am today!!! LOL : )

    I am always happy to answer any questions or give any encouragement or suggestions, etc. that I can, always letting people know that I am not the best teacher or advisor because my methods are rather undisciplined (to say the least!!LOL)

    To Answer Your Question…I hook mainly with a #6 and #8 cut of wool…except on the “Helen’s Tapestry” when I had to use a #4, #5, #6 and some #8’s in the mix. (As you know from the Blog, I had to redesign the “Helen’s T” because of a mixup in the ordering of the pattern…but I was going to attempt a #3 cut, something I’ve never done except for my very first introduction to rug hooking back in 1998!) : )
    But all the other rugs I show here are mainly a #8 cut or a #6 cut with odds and ends put in!!! LOL

    When I took that first class (shading the petals of a rose!) I knew that wasn’t for me…so I put away my hooking supplies and didn’t pick them up again until 2005 when I decided to teach myself the wide cut primitive (or folk art) style of hooking! : ) I do primarily my own designs and do many one-of-a-kinds as well as some designs that I sell as patterns to those who would enjoy hooking them too. : )

    But I have really enjoyed doing the daily posts on the Blog of both the Bradley Primitive and the Helen’s Tapestry…knowing that anyone who watched the progress of these rugs could go to Harry Fraser Co. and buy the patterns for themselves.

    My next rug might be a pattern of my own design or adaptation and I’m thinking I might do something unusual with it…so watch for future updates on the next hooking adventure!!!!! LOL

    I’m glad to see you here on the Blog and welcome your visit!! Hugs to you, and Happy Hooking! Sunnie : )

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