Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday's Finish

I just finished my little (12x15) rug. I really liked how this one turned out. I didn't do any color planning, just followed the photo on the pattern. I wish all color planning was that easy!

I love the grey border and roof on this rug.

The back. I used strips of wool fabric instead of twill tape. It's a bit softer than twill tape. Since it's a small rug, and will most likely be put on a wall, I'm not worried about the durability. The binding is matching wool fabric strips.

This is the wonderful striped wool fabric that created the roof and border. The photo shows it a bit brighter than it actually is. It hooks up grey, with hints of brown/gold and blue. This has made me re-think about mill dyed fabric. I'm now going to search for more plaids that can be used in other rugs.

I almost want to make another one just to see how quickly it can be made. I do have a piece of monks cloth large enough to make another one. I'll have to see if I have enough of the wool.

~*~ Laura ~*~


annie said...

I love it, it's wonderful!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Very nice!

Ann said...

Love it! I think plaids are so neat how they hook up completely different than how I envisioned. The subtle variations in the color are so interesting hooked into a rug. Thanks for sharing your finish. ~Ann

newburyarts said...

*****looks great! congratulations and your hooking technique is excellent!!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I love the color of the house...the plaid works great. Beautiful!

Karen said...

The wool fabric that you used for the roof works very well. I don't know much about rug hooking but would like to learn in the future.