New Mystery Rug 2016- “FLD”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 3

I am really enjoying this rug and I love the “pebbly-look” background that the plaid gives.   I think it is really nice!  🙂

Since I am trying to use up woolworms and small wool pieces, I was concerned about having enough special blue for my flowers.  I decided to use 2 rows of the blue for my flower outline and then find another blue to fill in.   I am using a mix of yellows and oranges from small leftover wool pieces for the centers.  

As I work on this, I am remembering seeing some pottery with a bright yellow or red background and this type of blue flower painted on it.   I have also seen this type of background on frakturs, samplers and medieval book illustrations.   I think I am almost always influenced by folk art of the past as I design a rug…even if it just comes out of my own head…!!!!!   

I am also using a couple of blending wools for the outside background outline because I am not sure if I will have enough plaid to do the whole background.   However, with blending wools on hand, I can always adjust… so I never worry about having enough background wool.   If I am in a real bind, I can pull out the plaid around the motifs and outline the motifs with a blending wool   Then it looks like I planned it that way…and I can complete the background with the plaid strips.!   🙂

I can’t use this rug for Heidi’s challenge because it is a couple of inches too long!    36 ” for one side is the limit.   So I will think about another design if I want to do the challenge.  

So here is Progress on Day 3…I’m having fun!!!!!   Happy Hooking!  Sunnie  🙂





Author: Sunnie-oldcrowfarm

I am a folk artist now living in Vancouver, Washington. We loved our Vermont "Old Crow Farm" but now I live in a little cottage with a bright yellow front door! I no longer have my business but still love designing and hooking rugs and experimenting with colour...! I do "mystery rugs" on my Blog and that is great fun!

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