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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Laszlo Completed

I finished the Laszlo rug from The Woolley Fox.  He is an adaptation from an antique coverlet.
 The first one I saw was hooked by Debra Inglis and I fell in love. It was such a breath of fresh air to hook after the Lincoln Bag, which I still haven't gotten back from the bag maker. The colors aren't showing up as rich as they really are but you get the idea.

I was going to whip the edge with the strips I used in the border but they were shredding too bad so I did a binding much like a quilt binding. It worked out really well. I saw Debra Inglis using that technique on her Laszlo. There are good directions for this method in Cynthia Norwood's book Primitive Hooked Rugs for the 21st Century. If you like primitive you really should take a look at her book. It is a wealth of information.

As simple as the design is, anytime anyone has seen it I got a WOW! It has a lot of impact. This is, without question, one of my top favorite rugs.

1 comment:

Gayle said...

Wow Sylvia - I LOVE the border you did on this rug! It adds SO much to it and is so interesting to look at - those trees are great! Congrats on a great finish. Will have to pull out Cynthia's book and see how that finishing technique is done....