Monday, February 10, 2014

Button Basket Rug

The Button Basket rug I started in August at Assumption Abbey in Richardton SD is finally finished. I was taking a class from Michele Wise who was teaching at Prairie Rose Rug School, when I started hooking it. 

Button Basket is a Susan Quicksall, owner of Holly Hill Designs, design. I can't tell you how much fun I had hooking this rug. Michele Wise taught me the seed, or bead stitch and so much about color. Just hooking with the Pearsons and Patty Tyrrell, who are experienced hookers, has improved my stitches.

Before I went to rug school I hand dyed all the wool for my rug. I used all but two of the colors I dyed.

Now that this rug is finished I'm working on my black lab rug. I didn't care for the background of that rug anymore so I took it all out. The dog looks good so I left it. I dyed different wool using some of the same colors I used in the Button Basket rug, like the blues and greens.

My original intent was to put the rug in front of the TV when it was finished. As soon as I laid it in front of the TV our black lab Buck laid right on it, of course, and I decided right then that I didn't want his black hair all over it so I will now find a place to hand it.