I wanted to start gathering my wools together. Do I go dull and primitive or my usual style with a little bit more color? I decided to try the dull path. Jack helped me pick out wool.
I didn’t use the lightest coral but I did use the next two. Something is off and I don’t have the gumption to fix it right now. The camera is adding a lot of dullness.
I left the rose alone and moved to the other side of the rug and tried my favorite, can’t live without, always work wools. These would be in my survival wool packet if I had to choose just a few. These wools, particularly in combination, make me happy.
I wished I had paused long enough to take a photo with the dull rose at one end and the brighter one at the other. To be honest, I didn’t give the dull look a real chance. I should have waited until I had the bulk of the background hooked before I made a decision. Then and only then can you truly see what is happening.
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The amount of wool you will need for this rug hooking pattern:
Please note that these quantities may not be fully tested. If you hooked this rug and know the quantities you used, please let me know how your quantities compare, even if they match.
*One yard of wool = 16 strips, 1/4 yard = 4 strips.
See How to Rip New Wool (off the bolt) for Dyeing for instruction on how to segment your wool.
Background – 1/2 yard. I used 3 strips of a darker brown and 5 of a slightly lighter one. This stair riser has more background than the other stair risers.
Red for the flowers – 4 strips. You’ll have leftovers, but I like the variety.
Yellow – 2 strip, one dull and one brighter
Green – 5 strips of different green wools
The next post in this series will continue with the hooking, focusing on the background.