Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Noah's Ark Rug!


I finally finished my rug, I got all of the outside hooking done today. It is a good sized rug, 36" x21". Mine is an inch wider than the actual, guess I over hooked as usual;) It was a kit by Mad Hen Primitives and came with all of the wools precut. I did not have enough to finish the background and went a bit lighter. I like how it came out, looks like someone who used what they had to make a rug and gives it a more primitive look.

Since I tend to be a bit tight in my hooking, it curls a bit. I lay the rug on a towel and then use another towel, that I dampen and place that on the rug. I use a steam iron and steam it until it lays flat, but it still needs more. I will wait till I bind it, then I will re-steam it, before I hang it.

I lightened it up a bit, so you could see the details.





25 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Very nice ~ I like it a lot!!

kelley said...

great rug...love the animals in the corners...the little sheep is wonderful...

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Beautiful!

Brenis said...

Gorgeous Debbie!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Debbie.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

So cute! You are making some wonderful goodies lately!!

acorn hollow said...

Love it great pattern.
Cathy

Jacqueline said...

Love the colors. Great job.

Kate said...

Your rug is beautiful.

Karen said...

A very prim interpretation of Noah's Ark. How are you going to display it?

HomeSpunPrims said...

Debbie I love your rug! The background is awesome! Another project you can cross off your list that is finished. I pulled out a sampler I had started stitching and stuck away and am almost done with that. Hugs, Lori

Nancy in MT said...

Great rug.

marie said...

Great job! I want to learn to hook, have been checking out all the websites, of course I don't want to start with something small--lol! There are so many patterns to choose from--hard to make a choice. What backing did you choose, have heard pros/cons with the linen being the best.

Deb said...

I love your rug!! Beautiful!

Dawn said...

Wow - beautiful! I love anything ark themed and would love to make something like this one day.

Miccosukee said...

Debbie,
Saw that kit and was tempted. Glad to see how wonderful you hooked it. But then I don't think you know how to not do something extremely well, especially in the fiber arts category. Love your work!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

It is perfect! Great job.
I love the size too.

Allie said...

Oh Debbie that is brilliant, love it!!!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

It's great Debbie :) You did a wonderful job on it and the colors are perfect!

Linda said...

Absolutely amazing, Debbie!!! Really, a work of art!

Firecracker Kid said...

That's a busy one. Can't wait to see how you display it. I need to get me another rug to hook and get Tim to frame the one I have completed.

xoxo,
Carol

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful rug. Going to be an heirloom to treasure thru many generations. Great job.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful rug. Going to be an heirloom to treasure thru many generations. Great job.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

thesimplequiet said...

Oh my gosh! Simply gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous! Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

rebecca

A Magical Whimsy said...

Your rug hooking is gorgeous! Such a wonderful art form and practical for the home.
My sister, Rebecca Howell-Gibson is dealing with Lyme from a year and a half ago where she contracted it in Massachusetts where they used to live...it just won't go away even with lots of antibiotics. She is even being treated by a doctor who had Lyme too. My sister's blog is http://4goldeneggs.blogspot.com/ She and her husband and family are now living in Minnesota. I saw your comment at Soft in the Head about Lyme.

hugs,
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/