Sunday, November 06, 2011

HOOKED!



The last couple of times I went to Rhinebeck, I was drawn to pictorial hooked rugs. I guess it was only a matter of time. Mary, who comes to our Friday afternoons with her daughter, has brought her hooked rugs to work on. I was fascinated so she gave me everything I needed to get started including strips of wool fabric in many colors. When I found I needed a color she hadn’t given me I either over-dyed the orange strips and mottled them with brown or Navaho-plied black and grey yarns I had here. Lots of fun!
It seems to me a spinner would have a terrific advantage as a rug hooker. A spinner can card together the exact colors needed and spin just the right amounts so there would be endless color possibilities with no “left-overs.”

6 Comments:

Blogger Gertieanne said...

Very pretty!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

I too looked at the rugs. I bought all the equipment but have yet to seriously use them. Beautiful rooster

9:57 PM  
Blogger cyndy said...

Wow! Love the colors, so bold!

Looks like you are having fun!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Cyndi said...

I've just gotten back into hooking as well, but in miniature, using 3 strands of a 6-ply embroidery floss.

I do have hooking needles to fit up to a #3 crochet yarn though.

Love the Roo!

4:53 PM  
Blogger YST said...

This is beautiful! I have been interested in rug hooking ever since inheriting one done by my grandfather. The red wool in the roses in the rug as still vivid today.

11:16 AM  
Blogger . . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Oh wow! I've always loved how this looks, and your rooster is particularly handsome.

8:28 PM  

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