New 2018 Mystery Rug-“…ATBTC”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 9

Getting closer to the bottom of the left side of the rug and deciding if I want to make a transition to a different wool background!   Sometimes I do this…even if the background wool is very similar to the one I have just used.   I’ll decide after looking at the rug (and my wool) for awhile!!!!!    🙂

One thing I wanted to mention is the concept of using a motif in different ways to suit your needs!   The little picture below is the one of the bird on a rather odd “flower “motif.   The little sketch did not work the way I wanted so I just took the green stem and “leaves”, turned that part upside down and put the “flower” part on the stem!   This works as a pedestal for the bird to stand on.   …lol…








There are always so many possibilities if we learn to look at the world in a different way and be open to change.   If I find a flower that I like but I don’t like the stem and leaves, I either draw one I DO like or look for an antique illustration, Dover book or clip art that I can adapt.   If I were doing a realistic rug, I would probably want to hook the natural flower and foliage…but when I hook a fanciful rug, I can change things to suit myself…!   🙂

I have been working more on background and have finished my blue fish as well as a large insect…!      🙂   Now to do that leaf and more hooking tomorrow!!!!

So here is Progress on Day 9…If you look at the bug and the fish, you’ll see that they have tiny white “highlights” in their eyes.   Since the space is so tiny, I use white sewing thread and hand-sew a small dot in each eye. (  I really can’t hook in even a tiny piece of wool on these eyes!)   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!

One thought on “New 2018 Mystery Rug-“…ATBTC”-Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/folk art-Day 9”

  1. Sunnie, I really love how you countered that blue bird with a lighter wool. It really makes it stand out. Your fanciful fish is also delightful. It looks like a fantacy garden.

    Enjoy the hooking journey.
    Hugs, Julia

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