Written by Cindi Gay

Hooking a border on a hooked rug
Woman with Baby

After several meetings at the Senior Center, I finally have the background done.  I tested out a border last Thursday. 

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I think the border needs to be narrower.  I thought about trying a wood grain look using the blue and brown, but I am going back to simple.  I think I will do two rows of blue and then a few rows of brown. By hooking a section of about 6-8″ you can usually tell what will work. If you are unsure, move to another section of the rug and hook another 6-8″. Don’t rip it out until you have to.

I need to tweak the background a bit.  I think I want more dark in the lower area and around the woman’s face.  A simple removal of a partial strip here and there will do it.  I find it easier to just get it hooked, and then once it is done, make any adjustments I need.


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