New Mystery Rug-finished!-“Witch Winnie’s Great Pumpkin Hunt”-Sunnie/rug hooking/folk art-Day 13

Here we go with the Finished Halloween rug…Witch Winnie’s Great Pumpkin Hunt…!   🙂

Two photos today…the diagonal focus of the rug and the complete rug!   Here is the diagonal focus…


There were many experiments going on here as you know…but I really enjoyed all of them.   The Background… darks-to blue mottled-to purple mottled-starting at the lower left and moving up to the center and right top of the rug and then back down to darks made me think carefully about where to place all the different wools.

I really liked the papercut motifs for the upper border as they reminded me of hanging bats.   The black on lighter blue gave me the optical illusion.

Then on to the motifs… using the brights for leaves on the left, adding in the duller oranges for the pumpkins and then moving on to the witch using blacks and dulls for most of her character with only a little bright accents was a fun experiment.   I then went on to use some quieter wools for the broom (with some bright circles  in the background and his bright tie!) and finally worked on the heavy bright border.   Using only two borders was an experiment too.

Without the right side border, the rug lacked balance…so i worked from the top down and the bottom up to place the bright and the dull colours where I thought they looked best.

So here is the Finished 24 x 24 inch piece…very different from the idea I started with which featured a beautiful lady, a green “forest” and a bird…!!!!   I may still do that one.   I was going to call it, “The Message” and it was to be a bit of a mystery in itself.   

—————————————————————————If I hadn’t been a little goofy with my designing all of my life, the thought processes I went through to get to this rug were simply bizarre!!!   Joe used to think that I wasn’t entirely “human”…or at least some part of my brain lived in another world..!   …lol…    Our discussion about “Time, Space and a Parallel Universe” one evening made him believe it even more!!!!!!!   🙂

Of course, at my age now, everyone would think that I was just “losing my grip”…(!!!)…or getting a little senile, but not to worry.   As long as I am doing these goofy or funny or fantasy rugs, I am still “normal”!!!     (HA!)

My daughter and I decided that if I stopped eating and started spending all of my time playing Bingo, she would call the Doctor immediately!!!   



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!

8 thoughts on “New Mystery Rug-finished!-“Witch Winnie’s Great Pumpkin Hunt”-Sunnie/rug hooking/folk art-Day 13”

  1. Wow! Wow! You never cease to amaze,,,,, love all the colors and characters! Its wonderful,,, love everything!!

  2. Thank you, Toni…! This was such fun…and I am always learning things along the way. We are never too old to learn some new things or to refine something we already know! Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂

  3. Thank you Elaine…! I find that if I have a story with my characters, it makes it more fun. and also it helps me decide what they wear and what expressions they have! Bizzy Broom just looks like a nervous, “flighty” character (!!!) and I can’t imagine him carrying a load like that pumpkin and Witch Winnie!!! Hope you had (or are having) a great time vacationing! Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂

  4. Oh Sunnie, you are such a lovely lady. I would not want you to ever change. You see things in a creative way and you have such a sense of humour. Nothing to worry about that you are from outer space.haha. I love yourrug with it’s story.
    I see bats at the top border too.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. Thank you, Carole…I actually learned quite a bit doing this rug!!! The ladies who hook with me on Wednesdays were talking about “focus” a few weeks ago. A teacher had told one of them to “find your focus”on your rug design. I decided to try the diagonal focus and make everything else secondary. What fun…and a lot of sitting back and looking!!!!! Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂

  6. Thank you Julia…it is always nice to have confirmation that I am not completely gaga!!!!! …lol…
    However, there are “bats in my belfry” (!) at the top of the rug!!! 🙂 The stories make hooking such fun for me as they are usually so silly. Hugs, Sunnie 🙂

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