Monday, 7 November 2011

Edith's rug

My first hooked rug is for Edith. She wants it in red, pinks and oranges. She also wanted some purple but I've vetoed that. I think it will be quite garish enough.
I started by hammering a nail into the carpet in the living room, tying a piece of twine to it and using this as a "compass" to draw radiating lines across the canvas which was spread out a few inches away.
Then with my rotary cutter, ruler and self-healing board ("You aren't making scratches in our table, are you?" says husband) I cut lots of strips from a red wool coat of Aggie's which she never liked. Using a round 25cm embroidery frame I hooked a ray pattern in red and plan to fill it in with pinks and oranges.
Starting my first hooked rug
Jenni's advice is to NOT mix fabric types (wool/cotton) when doing a floor rug. As I only plan to do floor rugs I'm taking this advice to heart.

1 comment:

  1. I have added your blog to the (ever increasing!) ones that I follow, so I shall watch with interest! My current passion is knitting (socks, scarves, gifts, the occasional boob!)But most importantly is the therapeutic nature of the craft. Sorry to here you are having a difficult time. XX