Sunnies Seasons Banner, 2 blocks finished! – Making a light table too – Rug Hooking

Happy Monday!  With only a little time to hook yesterday I did manage to finish the Autumn Block!  Hooray!  ; )

So two blocks down, two to go!!!

Just a note…When doing something like this, a long narrow piece or a small piece with a center and a border, I almost always steam the finished part before going on to the next part or to the border.  For me, it just makes the hooking easier and I can see if I need to fix something that is not hooked at the same height or needs adjustment.  Maybe it’s just a quirk of mine!   🙂

Just a note…when visiting Gene Shepherd’s blog today (see my Blog list ) I saw that he had a great picture of his light table!  I love my light table for transferring patterns to linen backing and I thought you might like to see mine.  It is not as sophisticated as Gene’s (!!!) but it works great for me!  Here it is…

It is a cheap table that I bought on sale.  I asked my husband to cut out the center, put in some supports and then put a piece of plexiglass in the middle. (glass might have been too heavy and too expensive for me)   ….. I then used a little pine bench underneath and used three clip-on lights, also not expensive.  The table is good for holding my three cutters too…I use the cutters more than I use the light table, so it is a multi-purpose item!  I can also lay out wools on it, sort things, and I lean a covered board against it to sit back and look at my work from a distance!!  : )        Hope this helps if you want to do a light table for yourself.

I’m off to more bookwork!   Happy Hooking!  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!

3 thoughts on “Sunnies Seasons Banner, 2 blocks finished! – Making a light table too – Rug Hooking”

  1. Sunnie, I’ve been following your progress yesterday but got interrupted in the middle of my comment and it never got finished, just like my rug. lol…
    You’re doing a neat job on that banner.

    As farmers we get to do our income tax much later but I still have filing office work to do almost daily. I’m not fond of office work. I much prefer working with my hands.

    It’s very cold here this morning and I had to thaw my metal water connections at the sink to feed my calves. Hugs, JB

  2. Thank you, ladies…I’m having fun, as always!!!!! : ) These simple projects are very pleasant…using up leftovers, choosing from few colours!!! No big colour-planning sessions, worries about not having enough wool or concerns about what you are hooking becoming a masterpiece!!! LOL 🙂 Just a little piece for a blank wall in a mud room!!!! The cat will be amused!!! LOL
    Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂

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