New Hooked Rug-Little Allerton-Day2/Sunnie

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  ; )


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!

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