Bird In The Hand Primitives

Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items
By: Robin Leuschen

" Who you are is God's gift to you........ What you do, is your gift to God !"

Friday, April 27, 2012

Rug progress, marrying some wool, and new wool !!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ***I have edited this post because my brain is a seive and I forgot to show you something !!*** I have been working on my rug here, steadily but a little more slowly today , as I've got a few Grandkids here and it's just a little hard to watch them and hook...It's ok, I've got tonight and all weekend, sooooo.... A super sweet lady, that is a fellow member of Primitive Handmade Mercantile, Nancy Pritchard ( Widgets and Wool Primitives) bought my Flower Rug design traced onto the veiling fabric...she finished her rug and here it is :
Isn't it wonderful ? I think hers looks almost antique...She did change the design up a bit and hers is a round rug, but I love the color...Hers looks soft, almost faded and I love her subtle shading in the background here and there !! Lovely Nancy !! such a talented lady!!! Check her goods out on PHM !! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My background wools, tans and some tan plaid and herringbone, didn't quite go, I threw them together in a pot with a 1/32 tsp of Cushings tan and 1/32 tsp of the cushings was just enough to bring them together.... It's hard to see in the pic , but it really did make a more drastic difference in making them more compatible than what is showing up.
I started the flower pot in the rug last night to get an idea of what those colors will look like with the far I'm ok with it all ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ big happy dance for today was when my new wool I ordered from " Heavens to Betsy " ...Such wonderful pieces of wooly heaven..I only purchased 1/2 yard pieces, but I WILL be back buying more...It really is such wonderful wool !!
I have plans for some wonderful FALL rugs and appliques with the beautiful green and rust striped and plaid wools... The black is of course for backgrounds ( any way I can mottle this ??) and I will be overdyeing the the tan plaid and herringbone.... Hope you all have a great weekend. Robin


Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Love the new wools--I think that wide stripe will make an interesting background!! Your rug is coming along nicely--I can see the difference after the dyeing!--Jan

WoolenSails said...

Your rug is coming along beautifully, I need to get back to the one I started. I love dying, just hate the mess and clean up, lol. I love Khaki drab, just that on those types of wools will dull them down and give it some nice mottling.


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

You are really getting after it on that rug! Looking so good :)

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Robin,
I just love how your rug is coming along. The tan background wools that you married are wonderful, they really make the rug look old!!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Your rug looks sooo good can't wait to see it all finished!! YAAAH for more new wool!!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

KEEP doing what you're doing...don't you wake up everyday and say 'YES!' a new day!!!?

blessed be,

TheCrankyCrow said...

You are one madly talented lady my friend. Yikes! Your hooking talent is putting me all to shame. I need to get "back at it." I just get in a "funk" sometimes (usually because I'm not happy with HOW I am hooking), and go into shut down mode. And there you are - hooking beautiful circles (and flower buckets) around me. Hook on, I say, hook on.... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your rug looks wonderful. You have really caught the hooking bug quickly. Betsy has wonderful wools. Be sure to check out Rebecca Erb's wools, too. Love them all!
Pug hugs :)

Nancy from Widgets & Wool Primitives said...

Yeah Robin, you are putting my rug to shame--yours is beautiful!
YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ann said...

Robin, Thank you for sharing your wool marrying recipe. I really, really need to get brave enough to do this! I dye basket reed all the time - what's my problem? LOL. I am going to love how your rug turns out - you are hooking with my favorite colors.

I want you to know that I appreciate what you do and that you share your wonderful designs with us. I recently purchased one of your pattern booklets off patternmart. I finished the hooking and it's on the current post on my blog. I need to finish the edges yet, but haven't had time. Thank you for the design - I did change it a little, but give you credit and your link on my blog.