Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Finish and a Start

I just finished up this little oval rug - the free pattern from a recent issue of Rug Hooking Magazine. The first time I ever whipped the edges of a rug with curved edges I got tons of ripples that were nearly impossible to get out. Since then I always sew my twill tape around the outside before I begin hooking and I've never had that problem again - it stabilizes the curves and lays nice and flat!









And I started this scrappy one trying to use up some of my worms. Here's a sneak peek.

12 comments:

Joanne said...

Cut rug - and loving your scrappy rug so far! What a tease!

Orange Sink said...

Lovin' that little oval rug! You do such nice even hooking! The scrappy rug looks wonderful too! Can't wait to see more of it! Cathy G

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Way cute!
Someday....someday I am going to try this :-D
Enjoy this new week
Mercy

Nedra said...

Love the ripple effect around the flower pot.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Great job on the rug. Wonderful hooking! Can't wait to see the scrappy. May have to try the binding tape that way. Have to say I've never done it..

Barb said...

What a fun rug....

JulieF1962 said...

What a beautiful rug! Would you mind sharing which issue of Rug Hooking the pattern is from? Thanks!

Julie
jaforslev@aol.com

Kady said...

What a gorgeous rug Gayle! Hooking is something I've never tried. I admire those who can do it. Thank you for visiting my blog and signing up for my giveaway.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
What a sweet rug! I love the rippled border. Was that a plaid wool that you used? I have a hard time visualizing how a plaid will hook up.
Thanks for sharing.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Mimi Sue said...

Love that flower rug. Very cute. Mimi

Linda said...

Gayle ~ Love the little oval rug! Your sneek peek at your scrappy rug looks interesting, too. Can't wait to see the rest!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

It's adorable!