Rug Hooking Progress
I may have mentioned a time or two that I am a slower-than-molasses-in-January rug hooker.
I love to hook, but I don't have all that much sit down time. Needless to say, my production suffers. I am the one hooking the same rug for years and years, not months. More like the tortoise than the hare.
My current rug work-in-progress is a sheep in sunflowers.
Right now, I'm working on the sheep itself, trying to get the wool strips swirly enough to look like real, on-the-sheep wool. Ironic, isn't it, that it's hard to make wool look like wool.
Next, I'll move on to the sunflowers. There is a fabulous rug hooking teacher/wool dyer locally named Barb Miller. She dyed the wool for me and I am in really deep like/lust/love with it.
Stunning colors for flowers. And these colors have poetic, lyrical names: Evergreen Bough, Rubbed Sage, Mustard, Mud Pie and Spicy Mustard. I mean, who couldn't hook a pretty rug with names like these!
Today's goal: finish the sheep's body. Mud Pie and Rubbed Sage are calling!