I have to be quick with my post today...my husband is down in my studio installing some new shelves for more wool. He is a gem of a guy!
Today's rug of the day is Lion and Lamb, adapted from Lori Brechlin folk art by Spruce Ridge Studios (c) 2008
This is my hooked sample. Notice that the leaves on the trees start out darker and graduate into a lighter color at the ends of the branches. I used a golden striped wool for the lion's mane. So simple to do...just cut the wool, separate the stripes, and hook them in. The background is one of my favorites: I took 3 light textured wools and mixed them together in a plastic bag. I randomly pulled out the strips and hooked them as I pulled them out. This was a very fun rug to hook!
This Lion and Lamb rug was hooked by Margaret Pittman. She took a class from me a couple years ago and followed many of my hints for hooking the rug. I love her addition of quillie circles to the lamb.