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 […]
Lay out a rug hooking pattern border by using paper cut outs.
Day 434 Background progress One question that I hear often is about background. What direction do you hook? To answer this question fully I would have to write a full article. But to show you my favorite way to hook a background is easy. The first picture below shows the first step I take. I […]
Day 281 I spent the 4th hooking! As promised, here is another picture of the rug. I made a lot of progress this weekend. Most of the progress is in the upper right hand corner. When I lug it back upstairs, I will hook more of the border this time. Once I decide that the […]
Making a decision about the circle border on the room-sized rug.
Hard rigid lines will make a rug look contemporary. Soften the lines, especially the border lines by hooking them slightly wobbly.
The large leaf motif is one that I did not hook in my study pieces so this was new territory. I hooked the two shown in the top image. I added two different wools around the veins just to break up the area. The fill area of the leaf was so large and the extra […]
I actually rearranged this corner of the living room. This way I can hook whenever I have a few spare moments. They really add up. The wire shelving is the same shelving I use in the studio. It can be set up and torn down in just moments. See my website for more details. Click […]
Getting the pattern drawn on the backing for my room sized rug takes all day of Day 1. I Begin hooking the flowers and the scroll.