New Hooked Rug-Little Allerton-Day 16/rug hooking/Sunnie

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 have seen many old hooked rugs with flowers (roses) hooked like this.

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  😉

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Author: Sunnie-oldcrowfarm

I am a folk artist living and working in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. I specialize in original Santas, witches and other folk characters and original hand-hooked wool rugs. We live a peaceful life here at Old Crow Farm and enjoy our retirement!

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