Little Allerton…Day 2
This is fun!!! I’m trying to use mostly what I already have and, as I said yesterday, trying to choose the wools that look like the antique rugs.
I can’t believe I am doing something with “scrolls”…although these are minimal and I am doing them “outline and fill”. I looked in some of the books showing antique rugs and these scrolls are usually done pretty simply. : )
Although it is not easy to see, I have outlined the scrolls with a different colour of “bronze” or “dirty gold” and hooked the center with another plaid that is a bronze with a tiny green stripe in it. I am doing that because I might want to change those outer strips with a more contrasting colour as I go along...but since there are so many scrolls, I don’t want them to be a focal point..!!!!! They are just a border after all…so it might be that “simple” is better. (And then again, I might be completely wrong!!!! LOL) Perhaps I can have a subtle change in the outline without having it show up too much! I’ll look around today and maybe try another outline on one scroll to see how it looks.
I think I can get some more done today…I really like not knowing how this is going to turn out or what colours I am going to use!!!!! I like the surprises as I go along…and the mistakes show up plainly from time to time and that is how I learn!!! : )
Let’s see if I can get a closeup of the scrolls…
Since I don’t know what the other motifs in the rug will be yet, I don’t know what colour to outline the scrolls with!!! LOL So I thought this would be a start and then I can decide if they will be “scrolly blobs” as a border, or something a little “classier”!!! : )
Have a wonderful day…and Happy Hooking!!! Sunnie ; )