Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Donkey Rug ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

yesterday I showed a little peek of what's on my frame at the moment...
and here's what I have so far ~

i've been wanting to stitch/hook our donkeys for a while, and thought I would begin with Daisy,
our baby-girl Donkey...she is a Standard, and as so has lighter coloring than Pinocchio.
I chose the wools below to hook the background...what do you think?

I am using all as-is wools (Rebecca's) and I love how textural and muted it is .
can you see the piles of wool on my table under the rug? oh love love.

I hand-cut my strips, so they are between an 8 and an 8 1/2...
i have a couple of cutters, but I've been enjoying the hand-cutting. It seems to create less dust (well, maybe) but definitely creates less worm-age (is that a word?)

Daisy is hooked with wonderful, reversible boucle wool that we carry here in the shop
it is so soft and hooks like a dream...
I will be using more to hook some sheep in my next rug (or two!)

I think I might pull out the leaves on the plant and replace them with daisies instead ~
but if I do that, I might hook a darker background.
what do you think?
oh & i'm hoping to offer this as a paper pattern...we'll see.
but, today & the next few days will be spent creating handmades for our
Spring Open House on April 14th here in the shop....
I hope the weather will be loverly and that you can come by for a visit!!!
Have a beautifully creative day my friends!!
blessings from the farm,


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