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Thursday, December 3, 2009

{ Hooking a Rug }

.... oh YES I am!!!
here's PROOF:


and it feeeeels GOOD! LOL :)

I started this rug a while ago...it's one of those
[ Un Finished Objects]
that we all seem to collect...

This one is about 32w x 17h
hand drawn by me on linen, my own wonky design...

........two crows, an upside-down basket,
two stars, a couple of half-round flags, and a heart with a key in it.

the unfinished top and bottom borders have the words:
(top) "Plain & Simple"
(bottom) "Prim & Proper"
the words will be hooked in brown on a mustard tweed background,
so they will blend nicely with the muted colors of the rug...
I didn't want to have the wording overpower the motifs,
as the motifs are so askewed and busy themselves...
I'm using mostly scrap wools from my bottom-less scrap basket,
so it will truly be a OOAK when I'm finished....

I'm enjoying the process of pulling those soft strips of wool through a coarse backing.
sitting quietly with the fire in the woodstove, a pot of homemade-something brewing on top.

even the cat is happy I'm hooking again ~
she's gotten herself all snugged in my wool basket!!

Where is your favorite place to hook?
Do you have a specific room devoted to hooking?
I would love to see pictures of your wool/hooking rooms...
email me at not4got@aol.com
I'll be leaving tomorrow morning, with Hannah, to head up to CT for Jo's memorial.
I'll be back on Sunday.
Have a *Warm & Wooly* weekend!
Peace & Plenty be Yours,


Suzy said...

It is absolutely beautiful~ you give me so much inspiration~

Gayle said...

LOVE that rug! And the words in the border will be the perfect finishing touch! I hook up in my studio, mostly so the wool lint mess is contained to one area. I'd like to send you pictures, but it's such a terrible mess that I don't dare! LOL

moosecraft said...

We wuvs wonky!!! LOL! That's some good lookin' hookin' you have goin' on there!

woolwoman said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying hooking again Lori - it's certainly the time of the year (even in Florida) to get busy hooking. I do have a "wool room" at my house - my frame stays up all the time with a large rug on it and a basket with wool strips cut and ready to pull a few loops. All I need is your wood stove and I'd be set ! I have some photos on my blog of your Peace and Plenty I started at a Halloween rug workshop - take a look sometime! Melody

Lori said...

Yay Lori! I'm glad you are hooking again. Love your rug!

Cinlyn said...

Gotta love those UFO's! I tried hookin' but just didn't take to it...I came across the ufo of my attempt at it...I would like to finish it one of these days. I don't have a hookin' room or chair...just my sewing room and my living room chair! I esp enjoy it this time of year...fireplace lit...curled up in my chair...good Christmas movie...and my stitchin' or punchin'!
I like your rug...thanks for sharing your "wonky" design!!

Constance said...

Hi Lori,
I've never tried hooking but always wanted to (rugs that is LOL)
I love the colors and textures of hooked rugs. I'm working on a crewel embroidery pillow right now between trying to paint the keeping room, work and decorate for Christmas. I may finish by spring. In the meantime I'll continue to enjoy the beautful work that you and so many other talented artists create, have a safe journey.

Sandi said...

wonderful colors in this rug, lori!
what color did you use for the heart with the key?


woolyredrug said...

Lori ~ So glad to see you've picked up your hook again!

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