Day 1200 Border Design Finalized on Room Sized Rug 3 years, 3 months and 12 days. When I did the calculations I was horrified to find out that it has been 1200 days since I started this rug. The past two years have not seen much progress for many reasons, but partly because I was […]
Day 867 new flowers for border My last post was day 659, but I’ve made a commitment to myself to get more time on my rug. I have been distracted by other responsibilities and other hooking projects, but during the next few months, I am getting back in the groove. If you have been following […]
Hook a trial border on your rug to see if it works. Usually a 6″ length of the border will tell you if it is right.
Explanation of the faces workshop I taught at Southern Teachers’ Workshop in 2009. See a finished student’s piece by Maddy Frioli.
See how adding a neck and some hair make a huge difference. I overlaid a photo of the face from prior posts over this one to prove that nothing has change. A good lesson for NOT ripping out too soon.
Adding hair to a wide cut rug hooked face makes all the difference. A small adjustment in the hairline can make big changes in the face.
The rug hooking on the textured wide cut face continues. A slight adjustment to the forehead and a bright highlight on the lower lip help to refine the face.
Continue with the wide cut face rug hooking tutorial by hooking the upper lip and nose.
Use these step by step instruction on how to hook an eye. Part of the wide cut faces tutorial.
Hook an interesting background using small circles and spot dyed wool so that it looks like distant foliage.
Background rug hooked with spot dyes is beginning to take shape. A darker version of the spot dye is used to fill in the areas around the circles.
I am beginning to add some of the background hooking foilage without hooking foilage, just small green spot dyed circles.