Sunday, January 29, 2012

This weeks rug progress

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.

~*~ Laura ~*~


Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

The flowers and leaves really stand out againt the dark background. That was a great choice! I love the different colors of the leaves too.

newburyarts said...

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Anonymous said...

Scrumptious! I particularly like the ivory flower on the left; it's a nice contrast. I am filling in (red) background on my Susan Quicksall piece and the background makes such a difference and it's relaxing to do. I like mixing textures, though this one only has a dark red.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Love it! The flowers really are popping! Keep giving us progress reports!

Gayle said...