Nancy Weaver sent me this photo of her completed hooking for Annie’s Flower Power Footstool – Square. She started this stool in September of 2011 at the Rugs by the Sea Rug Camp in Cape May, NJ.
This is the first one that I’ve seen finished with a gold background. It really makes the motifs pop and is still dark enough to show up the Queen Anne’s Lace. The colors are really fun. Good job, Nancy.
Make your own rug hooked footstoolI have several rug hooking footstool patterns available. I am posting complete instructions (videos are still being edited) on how to build your own using simple 2x4s, plywood and foam. There is a complete cutting diagram for the wood and the foam. I also have instructions on how to finish your hooking so you can complete your rug hooked footstool. [ Here are the list of instructions available so far:
- Footstool Construction Material List
- Footstool Feet - Where to Get Them
- Footstool Feet - Staining
- Build the Box
- Adding the foam
- Preparing the Backing
- Sewing up the Sides
- Upholstery and Finishing Touches
These instructions are still a rough draft. If you have any questions be sure to ask. I will be adding the videos and updates as I can. Be sure to visit again before you dig into your project so you have the latest information. A PDF with all the instructions in one place will be available for download once I have everything written up and finalized. It is not ready yet.
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Finished Examples of Annie’s Flower Power Footstool
- Flower Power, designed by Cindi Gay and hooked by Nancy Weaver at the September 2011 Rugs by the Sea Workshop in Cape May, NJ. The color palette was changed from the original design to go with Nancy’s color scheme. Nancy has been hooking since late 2006 and is a member of the Goose Creek Ruggers Guild in Leesburg, VA and Mason-Dixon Region III, ATHA.
Nancy wrote: About 65 hookers gathered in Sterling, VA on this past Saturday (Jan 21, 2012), a very icy, cold, slippery day, to hook, eat fattening cookies, and shop (we had about six vendors). Susan Feller braved the elements from WVA and others came from NC and the VA area. We always have a rug show, as well as many, many door prizes. When they announced the first place winner–Flower Power by Nancy Weaver–well, I almost fell off my chair! Picture attached. Several of my cookie recipes are also attached–the waffle cookies are a breeze to make, kids love to bake them, too!
Cindi Gay Rug Hooking Newsletter
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