I’m Laura, owner of Appleberry Cottage. I love to share my primitive stitchery, primitive punch needle, hand crafted folk art, and heirloom crocheted baby afghans with you.
When I'm not crafting, I'm mom to 4 kids: Andrew, Matt, Rachel (17 yrs old), and James (12 yrs old).
I'm showing this week's progress on my rug. I started hooking around the stems and flowers with 2 rows. It's such a contrast to hook the black/brown wools against the cream foundation. These rows are pushing the other loops into place, so the leaves and flowers are even more defined.
After finishing the outlining, I took a Sharpie and drew some squiggles. I'll hook around the squiggles to add some movement into the background.
Here's one small section that's done. The 3 wools give a black/dark brown and a hint of dark blue and tan. Very stubtle, but I like it. Now that I see how these 3 wools look together, it's given me an idea of how other colors might look. I'll be looking for more plaids to use in other projects.