The Next Rug…
As you know, I have been having fun experimenting with different motif combinations and having fun designing pieces with my own and antique motifs combined.
This next rug will be done a bit differently…it isn’t really a “Mystery” because you know it is a Halloween rug and I am telling you about it…!!!! 🙂
Also, I will post the pictures as I go along and not hold back any parts. I think I will either start on the right or left side and move across the rug. I’ll try to use this as a “using up leftover woolworms” rug too as Halloween designs are really great for this!
I wanted to do this one because I want to show how my little sketch from years ago could be used to start a rug design, even though the sketch was intended as a “line or paragraph” divider for my long-ago website called “Grinning Cat Primitives”. I did a lot of Halloween-themed dolls, craft items, etc. at that time and I thought this would be a fun divider to use on my pages for the Halloween Holiday.
I was sorting through my files of pictures and sketches the other day when I came across this and thought that I could use it as a hooked pillow or hooked sign or banner. After fiddling with it for a bit and adding the words “Happy Halloween” I thought that I could have a fun rug by adding more to the motifs…and making it a bit bigger! I cut out shapes using “used” copy paper and moved them around until I had motifs that worked for me. If you have not used what I call the “Creative Cutting” technique to cut paper shapes, arrange them on your backing and then see what those shapes say to you about a rug design or theme, I encourage you to try it. I find it great fun!!!!
So this rug will start after the Holiday and we’ll see if something a simple as a line divider for my old website pages can turn into a Halloween celebration rug! Happy Canada Day, Happy July 4th, Happy Holiday and Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂