Little Allerton – Day 16 …Creative Life, creativity, rug hooking, hooked rugs, folk art, fiber art, Vermont art
Well today’s post is not too “exciting” (LOL) as I am doing more background before going on to more flowers!
When I have a lot of background to do, I often take a pile of cut strips downstairs and hook while I am watching the news…or take the rug along with me (if it is not too large) in the car or to an appointment, etc. where I can hook while I wait. It is surprising how much work can be finished while “waiting”!!! (Although I probably am the Only one in “rughookingdom”, I find one colour backgrounds rather boring!!!! LOL)
Oh…I wanted to mention that I am changing the “design” of some of the flowers a little because I didn’t like the way I would have to hook them if I kept to the original. This is the original drawing…
This is how I think they might have been hooked…photo from an old rug.
I decided to change the flowers with random shapes and hook them with a center and then “mock shading” them from the darker interior to the lighter edge (since I was using a dark background!) The edge is like they are drawn so they are just the same size, etc. The flowers with the center petals, I have hooked the way they were drawn.
Here we go for today…
I really am enjoying this rug…I think it is a very nice floral for those wanting to do an older pattern in wide cut. Just a reminder, the pattern is “Little Allerton” by Jane McGown Flynn. It is available from House of Price and I am hooking it on primitive linen. Most of the rug is done in a #6 cut and it is 24″ x 36″.
A hot, humid day here in Vermont today…not my favourite weather!!! But Autumn, my favourite season, is coming soon!!! : ) Happy Hooking, Everyone! Sunnie 😉