New Mystery Rug-2017-“A Strange Encounter On TTB”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 14

Hooray!!!!!!…I was able to do more background and finish the top of the stem/vine over the weekend.   🙂

I am debating whether or not to add a border to this piece.   I really think it doesn’t need it but when it is finished, I’ll look carefully at it again!   Sometimes a piece just doesn’t seem to need a border…but, of course, a border can actually ADD importance to the center!!!!   Since this piece is “outdoors”, I think a border might give a feeling of “containment” and I’d rather have it open.   We’ll see!   (My “Enigma” rug below was an outside scene but I think the border added importance to the center designs)

Some of my experiments might seem goofy to everyone else…but I am actually learning things!!!!!    I am always thinking about what is important to Me in the design and hooking of my rug…and so I do break some “rules” from time to time!   🙂

As many of you know, my advice to new rug hookers is to listen and learn from all of your teachers…then do what you want to do!   Think both “inside” and “outside” the box.   Sometimes students are intimidated by wanting to do something that others think is “wrong” or advice is given to make their designs more “refined”, “usual” or “mainstream”.   If that is what you want to do…great…!   But what if you want to do wild and crazy things?????    …lol…

So here we go with Progress on Day 14!   I think I can finish this by the end of the week if “Life” doesn’t intervene!!!!  

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!

4 thoughts on “New Mystery Rug-2017-“A Strange Encounter On TTB”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs-Day 14”

  1. It’s a good thing you’re a fast rug hooker because I’m getting antsy to see the mystery. I always love the reveal day.
    We’re having such a BEAUTIFUL sunny day today but I had to stay inside to play with my great grandson. He came to visit with his mom and baby Willow. She is growing so fast and she’s such a good baby. Yesterday I cleaned out a flowerbed.
    Happy Easter Sunnie.
    Hugs, Julia

    1. I’m so glad you are having a beautiful day!!! 🙂 We are having a beautiful day here with periods of heavy rain!!!! When the rain stops, the sun comes out again and things dry off!!! Then, we have the rain again!!! …lol…
      I ran out and pulled some weeds after the rain…there are lots more weeds to pull so i’ll try again later!

      Give the great grandkids an extra hug…aren’t we lucky to have them!!!!! 🙂 🙂
      Hugs, Sunnie 🙂

  2. Still enjoying ur progress, sunnie!! Just love again and agajn, how u do ur background with textures yet have wonderful bright colors,,,, in the foreground,, you sure have a way!!

    1. Thank you, Elaine! When I started experimenting with plaids and textures many years ago, I learned a lot…!!! At that time, some thought that using a plaid for a background wouldn’t work well…but i wanted to try!! If the plaid colours are close in value, I think it does work well in some instances!!!! 🙂

      I love to experiment…!!!!! …lol…
      Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂

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