Saturday, October 31, 2009

Boundweave Purses

I wove this material, more like a rug rather than material, in Boundweave several years ago and decided to make two of them into purses as a trial run to put together some hooked purses.  The smaller purse is my carry along bag with all my extra goodies for rug hooking and knitting.  The larger bag is just for "fun" to carry when going casual!

The second flat piece is another Boundweave sampler after it had come off the loom and was cut and serged which will become another purse eventually.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Cotton Candy" & "Fire in the Sky" hand dyed socks

Recently I dyed several skeins of Knit Pick's "bare" finger weight yarns and this is just two of the pairs of socks that I have knit from my day of yarn dyeing.  These are so much fun to dye, easy and fairly quick and always interesting to see how they knit up.  Frequently when I am dyeing wool for some of my rug hooking projects I'll put several skeins of wool yarn to soak and play around with dyeing them at the same time my wool pots are simmering.  If you like to knit socks besides rug hooking and are in the process of dyeing wool for your next rug or mat then dip a few of those colors and squirt onto some "bare" sock yarn and have fun!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Love Rug Hooking" Pillow

I have just finished hooking this piece which is 14 x 22 and will be a pillow. All hand dyed wool except the blue background which is a natural plaid off the bolt in a primitive #8 cut.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Black Bird of Happiness"

My recent rug hooking project completed using all hand dyed wools. This will be a chair pad for my oak antique desk chair that sits in my kitchen at my desk. Mat is approx. 20 x 20 inches on linen.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Through the Looking Glass" chair pad

Chair seat cushion top to go with the maple rocker chair back pad finished - now all I have to do is put this together. In the meantime, I have piles and piles of wool strips to sort through and get into color piles for the next project and see how much I have left and what to do for my next project. There must be a better way to keep these strips from getting into such a mess, right? Any one have any clever ideas then let me know, ok?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Through the Looking Glass"

Chair back for my antique bird's eye maple rocker - just finished! The size is approx. 15" x 25" in all hand dyed wools, my design and hooked by me....on to the seat cushion now.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Stars & Squares" FINISHED!

Since none of my hooked rugs go on the floor then they have to be designed for placement on a piece of furniture some place in my home. The above pictures show how this rug fits on my family room sofa - PERFECT! I am so happy this is finished and now I'm off to design one to fit on the back of a Shaker style rocker....ta da!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Stars and Squares" rug update

Been a bit slow at keeping this blog up-to-date but this is the most recent photo I have of my progress on this rug. I have finished the right-hand side and most of the left and will post the final photo after the edging has been done. This has been a monster to get finished (45" x 96") and I think I'll try doing a bit smaller project next time, LOL!