Here is second picture…I am trying to have a dark background with the red rather blending into the background. The actual wool has less contrast between the red and the deep blue than this picture shows. Here we go…
Quick-ish post this morning because I have only a small section started of the left hand border to show you!!! Most of my hooking time yesterday was taken up with trying out “ideas” (!!!) for the border!!! 🙂
I thought up several designs myself, looked through mountains of books on borders, looked through art books, stitchery books and even a couple of books on insects!!! (I thought that maybe several insects crawling up the left side on a border would be fun!) LOL
Finally, I did what we all do…(!!!) actually thought about what I wanted the border to DO!!! Duh..!
I decided that simple was the best idea…and so I started cutting paper!!! I find that cutting up leftover paper from all the junk mail we get or copy paper mistakes, etc. works great for trying out images for rugs. I just pin them on the backing and stand back and look! If they are really yucky…I throw them out..! If they have “possibilities”…I keep them and choose the one I like best to try.
So although I would LIKE to tell you that my mind is SO organized that I can just take a quick look and decide on the border design quickly (!!!)…it just doesn’t happen that way! lol
So here is my Simple border design for this rug and I am happy with it so far. It has allowed me to have a subtle frame for the center without being overpowering and allowed me to add another background colour into the mix!!! You can see the black to deep burgundy change on this photo and I will try to post another photo today when I get more border background finished.