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.