of sheep & lambs
that I have in mind for a new rug...
In the meantime,
I have been working on a little bird-inspired mat...
|he brings me happiness ~|
(actually from her Etsy shop)
I prefer working with color, altho I will over-stain the finished hooking and mute them down just a bit....I like to begin with what I call 'poison' colors and tone them down with walnut dye.
here I show how I'm adding a cotton fabric binding to the back...
|I chose an ombre cotton floral for the binding ~ a good two inches wide...|
...then folding it back and tacking it down ~ I then start to straight stitch the cotton fabric binding down, puckering the cotton fabric as I go...
|pucker your fabric as you stitch the fabric binding down, as you go....|
|close up of the puckers and straight stitch...|
|I see you!|
|the early bird gets the worm...|
have a wonderful day my Friends!