“Lady Nesta Birdwhistle”-new/2018 mystery rug/Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/Hooking Information

I appreciate your comments and am happy to answer any questions you have if I know the answers!!!!!!   …lol…   I’ll post “Lady Nesta’s” Day 2 progress later today!    🙂

HIGGLY PIGGLY HOOKING…

Julia asked me about the “higgly piggly” hooking that I mentioned on yesterday’s post.   It is the section with the greens and yellows right under the bird feet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hooked the above “bird” section a bit differently…hooking more in lines because of the rounded shape of the motif…but below is a picture of the “real” higgly piggly hooking.   (From the “little gardener” rug.)   You can see the loops going in all directions!   (I left some little spaces and added the red in After the yellow and green was finished.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holding the two strips close together, you bring them up and pull them through together…hooking in different directions as you go along.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If one of the 2 strips ends up behind the other, you can just nudge the loop out with your hook and keep on going.

My normal hooking below.   I was taught to hook “neatly”…so I either hook in curving lines or straight lines, with neater loops going the same way for the most part.  So,  “higgly” was a “strange” technique for me…but I really like it for certain situations.   🙂   

Happy Hooking!   Sunnie   🙂

 

 

 

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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!

2 thoughts on ““Lady Nesta Birdwhistle”-new/2018 mystery rug/Sunnie/rug hooking/hooked rugs/Hooking Information”

  1. Thanks, Sunnie, it somewhat looks like April De Connick’s pebbly stitch but I think she used only one strip at a time. She also hooks in curved lines. I think the only difference is that your stitches are two colors. I’ve done the pebbly stitches in one color and it works well in mottled colors.

  2. Julia, the way I learned it you don’t hook in “lines” at all but each loop is pulled up in a different direction from the one before…like 1 loop up, turn hook, #2 up, turn hook,#3 up, turn hook, etc. so you are hooking in a messy haphazard way!!! 🙂 🙂

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