Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rug Update

I've been spending all my free time hooking and I'm making good progress on this rug, so thought I'd share an updated picture of it with three of the four borders hooked. I used a #9 cut to do this part so it went rather quickly.

I had planned to use this marbleized green wool behind the white garden lattice (top of photo below) because it looked like dappled shade, but I didn't have enough for the whole thing. I tried to duplicate it by cooking up some camel with jade green - two different times - but neither of them turned out right, so I ended up just mixing in some textures and solids that blended okay with it. I'll save the failed attempts for use in a future project. (I had forgotten how fun it is to marbleize!)

I can hardly wait to get this finished!


Julia said...

Way to go... Your rug is looking great Gayle. I love the marbled wool and that lattice frames the rug beautifully.

I've had my own failed attempt at duplicating green for my grandfather green uniform and I hooked it in just the same but it looks yucky and I'm going to try dyeing again and try to match it. I'll only will rip it up if I succeed. I just didn't get the time yet.


~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Love it!!! Your piece is absolutely gorgeous!
I always wanted to learn how to rug hook...someday when I've run out of projects :-)

Can't wait to see your finished rug.

Enjoy your day,

Rugs and Pugs said...

Beautiful! Don't you just love a 9 cut?
Hugs :)

Karen said...

The lattice makes a very attractive border for your rug. I said last time that the design would make a nice wall hanging. The lattice could be done with fabric for a border on a wall hanging.

Jennie in GA said...

Great rug. I love the border!! I never have any luck dyeing for something specific, but love to dye randomly.

audrey said...

What a great looking rug! I can see why you're working on it so much.:)

Janet O. said...

I think your combination of colors gives a really good effect of foliage behind the lattice.
Nice job, Gayle. Looking great!

Sue SA said...

The border looks great, but my favourite bit is the stipple look cream background.

Me and My Stitches said...

The lattice border is just perfect! I really love this rug - the background is just gorgeous - love the variations in the lights. Fun!

Sandy said...

Your rugs are amazing, and I love this one!

Three Sheep Studio said...

I love the movement in the creamy background - so lovely.

Lori said...

Wow! Gayle, I love it! The background is perfect!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Gayle - just WOW! I am loving the rug you are working on now. What a beautiful design. Thanks for stopping by the blog earlier and I do hope you're feeling better this week. Take good care, Karen

celkalee said...

Absolutely beautiful, you talent with color really shows in this little rug!

acorn hollow said...

So pretty and your marbleized wool is beautiful. I need to give that a try this weekend

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