Wednesday, March 2, 2016

~ Fading Rabbits & Beauty-lines ~


Howdy Friends & Folk!! 
a little windy where you are?
 March is marching in like a Lion i guess….

I'm finished hooking this little mat ~
Nancy B. has named it "Quick as a Bunny"…
I was stitching back the edges
~ and didn't really like how said rabbit is fading into the background…

so I did what any respectable hooker would do ~ I found some cinnamon-red-hot cotton fabric, and stripped it into 1/4" strips and am hooking it in-between my already pulled wool loops….




...see how he's fading into the blue?




in the photo below, you can see what I'm talking about….
where I hooked 'in the ditch' between my previous hooked rows.




~ hooking with cotton fabric is just as easy as hooking with wool ~
or velvet, or yarn, or synthetics…
it's the same loop, but you may want to make your strip wider if the fabric is flimsy.

when I am putting in a 'beauty-line' as I call it, 
I don't really mind if my loops go akimbo or this way & that…
I kinda like the character it gives, and keeps it humble 
:)




I chose the orange-red color fabric 
because the blue & the red are some-what complimentary colors on the color wheel
{green is actually red's complimentary color…opposites attract}
but I may tone the red down a bit after I'm finished with a bit of walnut stain…
we'll see!





more progress…



so I'll continue the beauty-line all the way around my bunny's body…
but not his tail since that was hooked with my own handspun sheep wool ~
but then again, I can change my mind on a whim!

I'll share more on this rug later…




Have a beautiful Early March day my friends!!!
get outside & enjoy the weather :)


~ Blessings from the Farm ~
 Lori

7 comments:

Nancy D. said...

Interesting way to bring out your bunny…! Always something new to learn on your blog!

gracie said...

Love this rabbit. I need to get the courage to get my project out and try to learn this.... one of these days.

Rebecca Noland said...

I love this!!! You are so talented my friend!!

NMK said...

Your bunny looks great & the pop of red is perfect !!! Will have to try using some calico in my rug hooking too .

elaine allerton said...

Love ur bunny and the beauty line,,,, I have hooked with cottons before,,,, for a change from wool and yarns,,,,,
Love the red,,,,
Thanks,,,
Enjoying ur blog,,,,

Angela Tucker said...

That is one fine looking bunny! I really like the pop of color. Perfect. Have an amazing day.

Nancy D. said...

P.S. I really like your shoes...

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