|rest a bit ~|
I know I showed you some wool in my previous post
that I thought would be used in the hooking of this little mat...but of course, you know how we change our minds.... SO I changed to a blue/brown color scheme for it instead.
|sorry about the blur, but you can see how the fabric looks before and after hooking it ~|
|nice cream & blue check ~|
some of this plaid homespun cotton fabric in a beautiful butterscotch/buttermilk shade ~
|adding nice texture to the wool loops...|
|looks old, but I want to age it a bit more.|
it ages the mat quite a bit...
|a short soak in the dye ~|
(I dry mine in my oven at 200 degrees)
I trim away the excess linen, then clip off the corners to miter them abit
|finger-press the linen right up to the last row of your hooking...making the corners nice & sharp.|
|fold back that linen right up to your last hooked row so it's not visible from the front at all.|
...even though this will be attached to a stool...
|neat & tidy.|
|take your time, enjoy the process...|
using a simple straight running stitch.
|see the back of the hooked cotton fabrics? i love the look, front or back :)|
Peter said you could also staple the mat to the footrest, but I prefer the old fashioned method.
|I'm a "high" hooker, I tend pull my loops really high...they are handcut too, so they are wide.|
|the FABulous doll was made by |
the footrests that Peter makes are the perfect height for us hookers...not too high or low ~
by keeping my feet up while I work, it helps eliminate the stress on my lower back...
it really does make a difference.
|hookin' in my overalls :)|
|like my clogs??|
|got my yellow floral clogs at Wallyworld a couple yrs ago....they make me happy!|
|hooking at the perfect angle for my back....|
as well as the just the PAPER PATTERN for this design, called "REST"
which will all be available as paper patterns...I'll share finishes as I hook them up.
Have a wonderful Sunday my Friends ~
keeping those of you in the SNOW in our thoughts....