I spent time filling in background for this post and starting up the right side of the rug with my leftover woolworms! Now I know filling in the background is not exciting (!!!) but I really do not like hooking a lot of the fun motifs first and then filling in background day after day after day!!!! Yeeeks! …lol…
So…I do the background as I go…and often (if I actually Know what the border is going to be!) I do the border design too.
The exception might be a border where I am hooking in all straight lines all around the rug or if I am doing a border with lettering in it. At least for me, the lettering takes a lot of time as I decide the font that I think will look best, the colour of the border background and the lettering colour. Then, putting the lettering into the border takes time.
If I am hooking the border in all straight hooking, it goes very fast…even on a larger rug. So I might save that for last…and just relax as I hook it since it takes very little thought…!!!
I find it interesting that hooking this border with leftovers actually takes quite a bit of time! I am just grabbing pieces that are different colours and not worrying about being perfect or “neat and tidy” in my hooking lines (this is a primitive rug).
So here is Progress on Day 8…I am going to have a colour decision to ponder over for tomorrow’s post so we’ll see what I do with that…! …lol… Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂