As I'm working on my
"Chicken Soup" rug…
I'm looking at all of the awesome rugs on Pinterest
...that depict our feathered friends,
the rooster and the hen.
I am working on giving my rug a very old look
by using scrap wools, in as many muted or faded colors as I can ~
I love the wonkiness and character of these old rugs…
and the way they relate to the era in which they were created.
some have lots of detail,
others not so much…
some motifs disappear into their backgrounds, while others are bordered with darker wools…
...the backgrounds of these rugs either have lots of frenetic movement,
or they are simply very staid & quiet.
the lack of learned design in some of these rugs is refreshing and charming,
but then again, the rugs that have been carefully planned sing to me as well ~
some have carefully pulled loops
...in perfect little rows and directional hooking,
while others have been hooked in a very carefree manner,
just freely pulling those loops up to fill in!
I'll keep working on my Chicken Soup rug until I have enough to show you…
until then, make sure you visit Pinterest
and type in 'antique hooked rug' to be inspired !!
I created this little badge a couple of years ago
...and I think it sums me up quite nicely:
Have a happy & creative day my friends!!
* Blessed be *