Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I've started a new rug hooking project - this one has been in my mind for several years. They're long skinny rugs to put on the stair risers going up into my studio. I need to make six of them, and at first I had planned to personalize each rug to reflect the members of my family. It proved to be too hard to depict hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, snowboarding and stuff like that in a primitive manner, so that idea was scrapped. I finally decided to just use some simple folk art motifs on each rug, with the same border treatment to tie them all together. Here is a picture of the first one almost finished. The designs came from various rug hooking and quilting books that I have in my library - some had to be enlarged to fit the space - what did we ever do before computers and scanners? They sure do make life easier, huh?