Sunday, April 17, 2011
This rug was designed and hooked March 2011 for the 40th Maine Public Broadcasting Network's big fund raiser. They have an art show as part of this tv auction and I have made multiple rugs for it over the years. This rug finished at 13" x 33". I consider it a runner to be used on a table, window seat, couch back...
I free hand drew the design on linen and hooked it using #8 or 1/4" cut strips of wool and wool blends. The border is a hit or miss scallop. Back side detail.
This rug was designed with the help of Allie Myles. She chose the shape, relative size and the location. I drew them in. To get movement I added the 3 scrolls and we had our "garden of shapes". Allie was in Kindergarten when this rug was designed. I finally finished hooking it this fall - 2010. It was hooked Scottish burlap with #8 cut wool and wool blend strips. I did not use a border in the design. As you can see again the cats love the rugs whether working on or finished. This rug will be in a bedroom.
Rug made as a gift for Mother-in-law, Joyce Brokos, in Dec. 2002. It was hooked on Scottish burlap using #8 and 1/4" cut strip of 100% wool and wool blends. Size is about 26" x34". Center design was adapted from a picture of a rug. Closer detail of the rabbit. Close-up of corner/ border detail. Back side with label.