Monday, January 9, 2012

New Project: Hand Hooked Rug

I have found myself missing rug hooking and thinking of finishing one I was making for my bedroom, when a surprise box arrived the other day. My good friend Cyndi was cleaning out her stash and gifted me with some new rug patterns, as well as some cross stitch patterns from Primitive Betty.

Not only did she send the patterns, but two were kits and one has all the wool cut for it. Now I could not resist that, no hassle rug making, just hook and enjoy the process. It is also one of my favorite subject matters, Noah's ark, so that is what I started this weekend. The pattern is by Mad Hen Primitives and comes with all the wool I need. They are all quality, hand dyed wools, so it is a pleasure to hook with them. I think I might have messed up with the tree colors and used the bird's pieces, so I will hook the bottom ones last, when I see what I have left from the tree area. The birds are dark browns with a mix of other colors, so I can always pull out some dark pieces from the tree and replace them with the lighter shades. The wool is marked for each piece, but the tree had the bird bundle mixed in with it. Now I am thinking I might go with a folk art biblical theme in my bedroom and hang this on the wall, now I need to come up with a quilt that will match it all.


20 comments:

primitivebettys said...

Wonderful rug & truely wonderful friend to give you such a gift. :-)

Jacque. said...

Oh, how fun! We have met some wonderful people in our crafts, haven't we.

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh wow, that's gonna be awesome. What a nice thing for your friend to send you. I'm gonna check these gals out. I've always wanted to try rug hooking, 'cause I love them.
xoxo~Carol

acorn hollow said...

wow that is one nice friend. Love the rug and the colors.
Cathy

moosecraft said...

A very generous gift! And, that's one of the nicest Noah's patterns I've seen in while! It's going to look fabulous all hooked up!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Very generous of Cyndi! So nice to pass these items along. Great pattern. Will keep you busy,and I hope you show updates here and there!It's going to be great!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Debbie,
How very sweet and generous of Cyndi! You are making good progress. I love the colors in the kit. It will be a wonderful rug for your bedroom. Hugs, Lori

Anna said...

"no hassle rug making"!!!! you make is sound like a no brainer but to me it looks intimidating! I love the look and I can't wait to see your bedroom!

Orange Sink said...

That is such a wonderful thing for a friend to do! So nice having the wool and pattern all prepared ready to go and you can just start hookin'!!
Enjoy each loop and stop to take pics!!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Gayle said...

What a delightful new project for you - I hope you'll share pictures of it as it progresses. Any idea of why Cyndi hasn't been able to post to her blog for such a long time?

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Wonderful gift! I have to admit, I love a kit. It takes all the guess-work out and just lets you enjoy the hooking. I look forward to seeing it hooked up!
Courtney

Carrie P. said...

Well that would be hard not to start that rug with everything ready to go. Look forward to seeing your progress.

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a wonderful pattern from Cyndi. She is a generous soul.
Please keep us posted on your progress.
Hugs :)
Lauren

annie said...

That's wonderful, i love the pattern, so nice of your friend!

frontporchprims said...

That is going to be wonderful. What a design. I can't wait to see it all finished. -Steph-

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

My goodness that was very nice of Cyndi and just love what you have accomplished already!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This is really nice! Can't wait to see the birds hooked.

Ter'e said...

Cyndi is a JEWEL!!!!!!!! Hoe generous!!!!
I have never even seen that "Noah" rug. Isn't that precious????? I can't wait to see it finished!!!!!

Ter'e said...

Better change my Hoe to HOW!
LOL
OOPSIE!

LenZie said...

Hi ya, Waht a wonderful rug and that little helper is a sweet heart. I bet the cat is a lot of fun and enjoyment. Love your work. eHugs, LenZie