As you know, I do try to explain why I do some things (if I know why!!!!!) but sometimes things just pop into my head! …lol…
Today, I was working on more background at the top of the rug and, as usual, pinned it to my display board to sit back and look at it while having lunch. I needed to replace the red spiral on the left side at the top because it “sunk into” the background too much. (also it was a bit sparse!!!) So you will notice it is now pink!!! 🙂
I have drawn a border around the rug and was just thinking I’d do a solid border or a papercutting simple border (2 colours) because there will be so much going on in this rug center! I often talk about “focus” and I want the main motif of this rug to be the focus and the other things to capture attention to be secondary.
Of course, because it does not make sense (!!!), I am waiting to get the top and part of the left side of the rug hooked Before I choose the colours for the main motif…! This sounds like it is all backwards…why would anyone in her/his right mind wait to choose the main motif colours until part of the rug is already done and would be a real pain to change????? Well…nobody probably would but since I don’t even pretend to be in my “right mind” (!!!) I can do that…! 🙂
I had an idea pop into my mind for a border and I have no idea if it will work or if it will prove to be a disaster!!!! At lunch my “mind” said, “Why not a black and white check border?”
Now that type of border is very “attention-getting”. It may prove to be absolutely Wrong for this rug…and take away the focus from the main motif! But, as you know, I like the unexpected and I like to experiment…so I am going to hook that border across the top, at least part way, and see what happens!
By the way, when I do “checks” or “bars” of colour in a border, I don’t worry about them being the same size!!! I don’t do geometrics…so I draw approximately what I want and I don’t worry if the measurements are “off” a bit. In the rugs I do, it doesn’t matter!!!!!
Today’s post shows how I am starting the experiment…a bit of hooking and a bit of pinning colour in the proper “squares”…just to see what it looks like! It is all great fun!!! With the wool covering the lettering the rug looks very messy…but we’ll just put up with it for now!
So here is Progress on Day 4…I may be becoming more goofy since I have now passed the 75 year old mark (!!!!) so my experiments might turn out to be duds!!! Aha…we shall see, won’t we! Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂