He’s finished…!!! 🙂
I hope you will enjoy this silly rug and get a giggle out of it. I think it will make a really fun mat by my apartment entrance! Do you recognize me as a boy? …lol… (I think he has my smile!!!) 🙂
Remember I mentioned earlier that if I had “Planned” this rug and bought new wool for it, I might have changed the background wools to the darker outside and put the lighter wool inside by the figure’s head. but only having a small amount of the darker wool, I used what I had! Either way…I like him!!!
Also, think about the figure having large elf ears…and I think that the “Ladybug” mother’s influence would have been rather diminished, so I took the ears off!!! (The “flower” ancestors are showing in his hair!!!!!) …lol…
Thank you for coming with me on this adventure…I always enjoy your visiting and comments!
Now I have to confess, I have started on my next rug already. I just got so excited to start it…!!! …lol…
I was thinking about doing another rug inspired by antique samplers and frakturs (I have done several of these over the years…all different..!) and I sketched out this one…another “Memory rug” for me.
So tomorrow, I start “Love’s Memories”…a Pennsylvania Fraktur-inspired rug celebrating the year Joe and I were married -1988-! We celebrated 25 years together before he died in 2013. Since I have been working with bright and “sweet” colours on these last 2 rugs, this next one will use the softer, more primitive colours…and I can use my more “grayed” leftover woolworms inside the border circles. I will photograph the plaids I will be using so you can see how they hook up. I have mill-dyed wools from Heavens to Betsy and The Wool Studio…and some wonderful hand-dyed wools from various sources. Some hand-dyes from Frances and John at “Sun and Wind Farm” are especially nice! 🙂
As you know, frakturs were given to students for good work, celebrated births, marriages and deaths and decorated everything from music to painted wooden chests. We can all use these wonderful designs as inspiration, we can adapt them to our projects and we can make reproductions of the ones in drawn in the 1800’s and before without fear of copyright infringement. Sometimes, the creators of these works are not even known…but if they are, it in good to put that on the label of our mat or rug.
There are Dover books of Early American folk art or Pennsylvania Dutch folk art available for you to use if you would rather not draw your own motifs. Fraktur artists today use these images too…but we can all use the same Source images…we just can’t copy the work of artists working now. 🙂
PROGRESS ON DAY 16…”A Great Day” Finished…! Happy Hooking! See you tomorrow, Sunnie 🙂