For today’s post, I worked on more background using one of the three plaids that I chose to use! 🙂
This is another “experiment”…!!! …lol…
As I’ve said before, I don’t want to have to worry or have concerns about Anything when I hook a rug, mat or chairpad …!!! So, when I choose the background wool, I always make sure that I have more than enough to finish the piece.
If I am not quite sure if I have enough of the wool I’ve chosen, I simply choose blending wools that can go into the background if needed. (I don’t use formulas to work out the amount of wool I need…it is not necessary for me)
If needed, I can pull out strips around the motifs and use a blending wool for outlines, using the strips I pulled out to finish up the background…OR…I can leave openings in the background and insert the blending wool in the openings all over the rug…OR…I can do what I am doing here and place the background wools in different areas of the rug.
Since I had only a half-yard of my main choice for this background, I used one quarter yard on the left side and am saving the other quarter yard for the right side. (this is a 32 x 42 inch rug so I know it would need a lot more wool than 1/2 yard!!!!!)
I had chosen two other plaids to blend in, outline and use for other areas. I am using the three plaids together in the left and right side backgrounds, using the main choice wool for most of it. I am using only one of the plaids…a darker plaid… for the center background.
Today’s photos show the transition, with the second photo lightened. I am hoping that the slight difference in depth of colour will draw attention to the center which is where it should be!!! We will see if I succeed when the rug is finished…! 🙂
So here is Progress on Day 7…I also hooked a bit of the center “grass-ground” in the third photo! Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂