I thought you might like to see the original rug I did for this pattern. This is a large rug, took me a few months to hook this one.
I also hand dyed the background, 3 times to get the right shade of purples. Of course the camera is not showing it properly as with the punched piece. My camera just doesn't know what to do with purple shades. I tried selling this rug, but I wanted too much, I guess, so it stayed with me. Sometimes I just cannot let things go on ebay bids.
Sometimes I feel so bad when I see rugs and punched pieces go for nothing on ebay. I know the time and materials that go into our work. I mean, would you work for 3 days, for 20$, now that is sad. Or the fact that someone will pay hundreds of dollars for a used box of french fries and not pay a fair price for a hand crafted work of art? I really would like to have a site for hand crafted art, a gallery type website with the best in primitive crafts. I have thought of doing one, but I just don't have the time and my web building software is outdated. So, that is my complaining for tonight and why I stopped making rugs for sale. Now onto the rug, I hope you enjoy it, it is a fun rug. I had to lighten the image, so you could see the details on the colors that were too dark. The purples are richer and darker, as well as the leaves.
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