Saturday, January 15, 2011

I'm now a rug hooker!!

Thanks to all the encouragement from you guys! I signed up for a primitive rug hooking class, and today was the first session. There's a second session in February (for finishing techniques) ~ enough time to finish this small project. The wool was already cut, so all we had to do is learn how to hook. I chose some brown/tan colors. For this project it's not about the colors, but learning how to get the loops even.


Here's the back of the rug. It's done a a burlap, something inexpensive to start with.


I still need to finish this punch needle project that I started this week. It's a applique/quilt pattern from All Through the Night. I used the pattern for punch needle instead. Kinda cute for spring with the eggs and chicks! I'm using 3 strand for this one, as the flowers and chicks have small detailing that wouldn't show up if I used 6 strand.


I received my penny rug pattern from Cathy. I can't wait to start this one! I thought that I had some tan wool, but realized that I didn't. So, I went on a trip to the local thrift store on Friday. I found this wool skirt for $2.99. I still need to wash/felt it, but I think it has just enough wool for the project. If it doesn't I saw a beautiful oatmeal color wool at the quilt store this afternoon. It's more a a grey/tan, but it would be really pretty for this pattern. But, I can't beat the price of thrift store wool. :-)

I'm looking forward to having Monday home for the MLK holiday. A few more hours to hook and punch. (oh, and drive kids around)

~*~ Laura ~*~

4 comments:

Robin said...

I'm jealous !! Your rug is looking great !! I keep googling to see if there are any classes for rug hooking anywhere around here...Nothin....
Keep up the good work !!
Robin

adailydoseoffiber said...

Very nice work Laura! You've gotten a lot done since Saturday afternoon; I'm impressed. I just posted a write up of Saturday's class on my blog, so you are doubly famous. ;-D

Cheryl said...

Guess what I'm working on? My old pink and blue twin size quilt. Maybe this will be the winter I will finish it! Were I starting it today, I would quilt it by machine. However, since it is all assembled, I will have to finish stitching it by hand. My stitches are longer rather than shorter, but that's okay with me. Tonight I'll watch another episode of GLEE on DVD and finish up the square I started last night.

Courtney said...

Welcome to the world of primitive rug hooking. I think your pattern is lovely. I'm on a learning curve with the hooking as well...but it's all so fun!
Courtney