Maybe some of you have had this same problem!!!
In 2005, I was new to rug hooking and was collecting wool and trying out backings to see what I liked best. I bought backings on the recommendations of long time rug hookers…and tried them, accepted some and thought about others “Hmmm…not for me!!!!” 🙂
This backing I am working on now is a light linen that has what I call a “silky feel” to it. In 2005, after learning rug hooking on burlap, I thought this linen felt “slimy” and didn’t like it. I drew a pattern on it (nothing particularly interesting!! LOL) and then every time I picked it up, I put it away again.
However, now as I am sorting and organizing my studio and trying to use up or re-purpose things and I didn’t want to waste this backing. So I just thought I would draw something on it and just go for it..!!! LOL I love the plum plaid backing I am using …(NOTE – My mind must be addled with wool dust!!!! I am NOT using the plum plaid on this rug background. It is a brown plaid with a little red in it..!!! )
so just decided to do a “Dark Bouquet” that is easy, primitive and chunky (!!!). It was best to just draw it on the backing…so that’s what I did. I have been working on it off and on for a few days and find that I really like the backing much more than I did 7 years ago!!!!! It actually is quite nice! 🙂
So here is the “Dark Bouquet” I am working on…and I am also gathering wools and patterns for the “24′ challenge on RHDaily and my Mystery Rug here on the Blog. I’ll start posting those when I get started. 😉
I’m having fun…as always…and I hope you are too! Happy Hooking! Sunnie 😉