Monday, February 17, 2020

Ipswich Rug

I finished hooking my Ipswich rug from Woolley Fox.
I hand dyed a lot of the wool for this rug and I changed the pot to a redware design. I hadn't bound or steamed it yet when I took this picture but as soon as I get a sleeve on it I will be hanging it up. It turned out to be one of my favorite rugs. 

Monday, January 13, 2020

First Rug of 2020

I have had this Sunflower Footstool pattern, designed by Kim Nixon, for quite a while now and decided to get it done. First I had to spot dye all the fabric. I knew exactly how I wanted it to look. The pattern didn't have a flower that would be on top of the stool so I put one in. I'm so happy with how it turned out. Now I need to make the footstool.

For the Coverlet I dye the fabric after seeing one Barb Hagler brought to one of our meetings. I love how it turned out. I had wanted to make this pattern from The Old Tattered Flag for a long time but until I saw Barbs I never really knew what I wanted. 

I dyed more wool for the rug I'm working on now. I have been hooking so fast I needed to find something else to do to take up some time so dyeing was it! That rug is on my Cheticamp Frame right now and it might just take me awhile! I hope so!

Monday, December 02, 2019

I've Been Busy

In the last month I have really been getting a lot of rug hooking finished. In fact I've been obsessed.

I hooked the runner from Theresa Rapstine. It matches the pillows I did a couple years ago. I hooked it in a size 10.

 This was a kit I bought in Denver at the ATHA Biennial. It is a Tricia Travis design.

 Then I finished up two pillows I started earlier. I always stuff my pillows and things with snippets. On the blue pillow I made a piping and I did a proddy edge on the heart. The bird is a Two Old Crows design. It was a crock pattern but I wanted it a pillow. The heart was in a Maggie Bonanomi book.

 This little guy, Too Many Cookies, is from I ordered the kit and I must say is is one of the best kits I've ever had. It was like Christmas just opening it!

Then I finished Kris Kringle, a Woolley Fox design. He is bound now. This was my first time hooking with Paisley Shawl. I cut it a size 10 and hooked it folded for a perfect size 8. Don't worry, the shawl was beyond repair. I'm hooking another santa right now and I'm using another shawl on his coat. I just love how it looks.
I hope you enjoyed my rug show for the month. I think I need to get out more.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Finished My Big Rug!

When I was at the ATHA Biennial I bought this massive rug pattern from Theresa Rapstine. It is 36"x92" and I hooked it in torn strips. When we had the Hook-In in Shell, WY, Katie Hartner from Woolley Fox color planned it for me. I can't tell you how happy I am with how this rug turned out. It sure doesn't look like it's that big. Patty Tyrrell had to stand on a step stool to photograph it for me. I'm now on the binding and I expect it to take a few days to do.

 At the Hook-In in Shell, Katie Hartner was the Vendor and I bought this beautiful pumpkin kit from her. I was binding it on Saturday and it is now on my table. I am so happy with it.

Friday, October 04, 2019

New Rugs Finished

I finished two rugs after the Denver ATHA Biennial.
 The flowers is a design by Theresa Rapsting using torn strips. The paper is from the Shell Hook-In where Patty took the picture for me. I got the kit in Denver and it didn't take long to hook. I love it so much!

This is one I started before we went to Denver. It is a Red House Wool design. I am really happy with the way it turned out.

My next post will be pictures of our Shell Wyoming Hook-In so Stay Tuned!

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Denver Co ATHA Biennial

I haven't posted in so long I'm not sure where to start.

In August Patty, Debra, and I went to Denver Colorado for the ATHA Biennial. It was beyond words.
The first two days I sold my necklaces and bracelets.

This was my first time Vending so I wasn't sure what to expect but my jewelry sold really well.
The Spoons have words like Rug Hooker, Imagine, Create, and Wool stamped on them. I hand made each of the rug hooks and the hook earrings and flattened and stamped all the spoons.

 My bracelets are hand woven with silk and wool threads hand dyed by me and they are attached to copper blanks.

Caroline Rapstine and a customer were having as much fun as I was in the Boutique.

It was so fun to see women wearing my jewelry all over the Biennial!

The Vendors and Teachers were outstanding. This picture is of Debra, Patty, me, and Martha Lowery. Meeting Martha was one of the highlights of the Biennial for me.

There were so many more vendors! I bought from all three of these. 
I will share rugs soon!

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Rugs Done

 When I started this rug from The Old Tattered Flag I had a burgundy background and a different medium neutral. I realized about 1/3rd of the way through it that I wasn't going to have enough of the red. It had been so long since I dyed the wool that I couldn't remember how I dyed it so I pulled all the red out. After I chose a brown I realized the medium tone wouldn't work so I pulled it all out too. I just felt like it HAD to get done so pulling the colors out didn't bother me as much as an unfinished project did. I'm glad I reworked the rug and I'm glad it's finished.
The binding still needs done on this chicken rug. This is my second rug with this pattern and our Guild, Wild West Rug Hookers is going to raffle it off to make money for education. I'm really happy with how this one turned out. I hope it sells a lot of tickets.
I will have the tickets for sale soon on our Facebook Page, Wild West Rug Hookers. The drawing will be the end of September at our 3 day Hook-In in Shell, WY.