Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rug Hooking Again!

I have been wanting to hook and procrastinating about it. This week I received a rug pattern from Maria Barton, Star Rug Company.
It was a for a prize I won in our ebay group, USAPRIM.

I decided to try multi-colored textures, to give it more of a folk art fraktur look.
These are the wools that I picked for the birds and the background.




On this bird, I used a dark and light, red plaid that was from a recycled Scottish wool skirt. I used a brighter red for the wing.



I wanted to do two red birds, but with different shades, so I used a darker, black and red plaid for the body and the tail color as this one's wings, to balance it out. You can also see where I used the lighter, multi plaid with blue, for the background. If I recall correctly, that wool was a thrift find.



The blue bird is done with the darker blue for the body, the texture's design doesn't show up as well as I wanted. I used a contrasting blue/green for the wing. When hooking with mulit-colored textures, you never know what colors will pop us where, so it makes it fun to discover the designs as you hook.

15 comments:

Boggy Creek Primitives said...

VERY nice Debbie! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors you chose. Can't wait to see the finished rug!

Quilt Hollow said...

I never did learn rug hooking and just love it. I'll be watching your progress..it looks fantastic!

Margaret said...

I love how the various patterns in the wools show up on your piece. It's just beautiful so far!

Joanne said...

Can't wait to see the whole rug - Wow didn't realize it's been that long since you hooked!

Penny @ Miss Pootsie's Primitives said...

Wow Debbie!!! Really lovely work. Cannot wait to see the finished rug. What do you charge for a rug? I've always wanted one... God Bless, Penny

Tolentreasures said...

Beautiful, can't wait to see it finished!

Cathy

Jacque. said...

wow...lookin' good!

moosecraft said...

Looking good Debbie! The first bird is my fav! All the wool together in the first pic look luscious! Can't wait to see more!

Lori said...

Debbie,
Love the wools you've chosen for your rug. Can't wait to see the whole rug!!!

Mary said...

Love the wool that you've chosen. And even better? The way your birds have hooked up. Your post leaves me wanting more. Can't wait to see your progress!!!

paulette said...

Someday I want to try this!! Just love your birds!! And your wool is divine!
Paulette

Deb said...

It looks wonderful Debbie. The colors are great for this. It's fun to see how the different patterned wool looks when it's hooked.

primitivebettys said...

You have a great start & such pretty wools! :)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
You've chosen beautiful wools and they are hooking up so well together. Please keep us posted on your progress.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for showing these close up pictures. I am collecting the things to start a rug.