This is a hooked rug that I began last year. I had a vision in my head and the rug wasn’t looking like I wanted, so I put it away. The idea was that it would be a simple project; one to use up the many strips of wool that I have floating around. And I really wanted it to have a red background – I am very fond of quilts and rugs with red backgrounds. It wasn’t working for me and I’m not sure why since circles of assorted colors should be simple enough. Are the circles too even and regular? Is the red not working? Do I need to hook more circles and see how it goes? I do know with a very scrappy quilt that it can take some time for the pattern to look “good”; one or two circles wouldn’t be enough. If you look closely, you can see I was trying two ideas out. The top row was the original idea. There are circles of color in a stripe-y effect. I wondered if that was too busy, so the second row is gradations of one color. For now, I have it on the floor and am thinking about it. Comments from you all?
And while I’m chatting about rug hooking, I have some nice photos to share with you. Last Saturday was the monthly meeting of Foxy Ladies rug hooking group. It was a business meeting, but lots of hooking goes on as we talk! Susan is a prolific hooker, as was her mother. This month she had three designs to show and work on. This one is her design, taken from the postcard on the top of the rug. (Sorry about these photos; my iPhone doesn’t take the best photos.) She did a great job with the shading on Santa’s coat.
This next one is another one of her designs. She’s a Halloween lover. Aren’t the oranges of the pumpkin just delicious? And the texture that she used on the corn cob is super.
And here’s a design begun by her mother that Susan is finishing. I think it’s one of Joan Moshimer’s designs.What a sweet face!!!
This last design is being hooked by Lynnette. The colors just sing, don’t they?
I continue to hook on the Vermont shells rug, but I do want to get the circles going so that I have some variety. What to do, what to do…