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 together...so, I threw them together in a pot with a 1/32 tsp of Cushings tan and 1/32 tsp of the cushings khaki...it 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 background...so far I'm ok with it all ...
Now...my 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.