Here we go!!!! However, you will not be surprised when I tell you that I changed my mind in the middle of preparing for the design so I am doing something different…!!! 🙂
This piece still has the medieval component to it but instead of being a more traditional design I decided to do something “blended-with-a-bit-of-humor”! As you know, I like to combine motifs and ideas from a lot of different sources. This rug combines a medieval design with traces of vintage decorative painting, ethnic folk art, sampler designs and fraktur images.
I wanted to use my newly purchased wool for the background but I thought I might also be able to use up more woolworms and small pieces of wool in the design. I was thinking about Heidi’s challenge on Rug Hooking Daily and I might be able to do that with this piece but I’ll have to measure it to see if it falls within the size rules. If I use enough leftover worms I might be able to use it for the “Rug Deworming Group” too!!!
I’ve said many times before that I love to use plaids for backgrounds because of the “life” and/or “motion” they give to the piece. This wool reminds me of the colours of pancakes and maple syrup (I must be thinking of Joe and Vermont…!) and I think it gives a more lively look than a solid background would. Also, I think a solid background would be more “formal” and I want this rug to be happy and fun.
I will take a picture of the plaid wool tomorrow and put it on the next post…as I want you to see it. It is from “Heavens to Betsy” and is called “Milk and Honey”.
I know you are always thrilled at the start of these rugs to see the great artistry that I put in at the beginning!!!!!!! LOL If you believe that, I have a bridge I want to sell you. So here we go on Day 1: