Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rug Of The Day - March 13th

I'm very partial to hooking animals...and I've hooked a lot of them!  Today's rug is done by me on linen with a #8.5 cut and lots of yummy textured wool.  This is Hex & Frex, a Notforgotten Farm adaptation and I hooked it in a workshop with Jayne Hester a few years ago.  I love the old primitive feeling of this rug.  Some of my favorite prim hues are in here...deep dark red/maroon and soft faded turquoise blue.  I also love the directional hooking in each cat - the black cat's body is hooked vertically (straight up & down) and the red cat's spot is hooked horizontally (straight across).  A lot of the old antique rugs were hooked directionally and I think the occassional straight-line hooking in this rug adds a clever touch to the design.
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There are many more animals and whimsical creatures in my little hooked-rug zoo!  Check back tomorrow to see another charming pet.......

1 comment:

Lori said...

I hooked this one too but I like yours better Kris! Such a soft and aged look.