I am working on “bits and pieces” of the center, the bottom and the top of the rug now…and as you know, I started at the lower right bottom of the rug and moved left from the bottom to the top. I designed as I went along.
I find the best way to hook this kind of rug, where you are doodling the designs as you go, is to mostly finish the area you are working on and then see what would go nicely with what you have done. And, as I said before, don’t do what I did and transfer too much stuff” to the backing!!!!!! …lol…
I had a tough time scribbling over what I had already drawn and most of it was not used! On one section, I gave up drawing altogether and just did the doodles with the wool…!!! The backing was a real mess at that section! 🙂
The ocean and the sea always contain lots of vegetation, marine life, sunken ships, items washed away by floods or old building parts falling to pieces by neglect and/or the changing of cultural tastes. Or rising sea waters too…so anything goes!!!
In my story (that I tell myself while I am working on the rug) these motifs show the result of something that happened in the past. Maybe as long as 80-90 years ago. Something is there, at the sea bottom, that celebrates an era. People collect many things…and some specialize in the main motif that will be shown here.
As I move from the center into the left section of the rug, we are getting closer to the final doodle sections. It is really such fun and I am seeing how all those wonderful blues can be used.
Thank you for coming along with me on this sea cruise!!! …lol…
I appreciate you all…and here is Progress on Day 17…Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂