Monday, March 1, 2010

Rug Of The Day

For the month of March, I have decided to take on a personal challenge and post a different rug every day on my blog until March 31st.
The first one is appropriate for today since "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb."
This is Lion and Lamb, a Notforgotten Farm adaptation, hooked by me on linen with mostly #8 cuts and a few #6 cuts for details and outlining. This pattern is available with either the word "Peace" or "March". My favorite parts of the rug are the lion's mane and the leaves of the tree. I hooked the lion's mane with a golden striped fabric. When I cut the wool, I segregated out the various colored strips and hooked them so that each value stood out from each other. I also used just a few strips of darker gold in between some of the golden yellow values. The leaves of the tree were hooked in three different values of green: light, medium and dark. I mentally divided each branch of leaves into three equal parts and hooked the dark wool closest to the tree, then medium green, then the lightest yellow green was hooked toward the end of the branches. I love the effect it gives (so much better to see in person). And no, hooking all those leaves did not drive me crazy...they were actually fun to do! This rug's color scheme is fairly monochromatic and very restful to the eye. Just perfect for its message of "Peace."


Rugs and Pugs said...

Kris ~
This is going to be great fun seeing a new rug of yours every day! What a great idea!!!
What a perfect rug to start the month. Beautiful.
Pug hugs :)

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

I agree with Lauren...a great way to begin a new month!
love the finish of the rug...just beautiful!
Blessed be, my sweet Friend~

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

This will be fun!! And an ambitious commitment ~ I have a hard time getting in a couple of blog posts a week!! You go girl!!

Deb said...

I can't wait to see all the rugs that you post this month. I know that it's going to be inspiring! I think this is the perfect rug to start off with!

Michelle said...

Oh the inspiration it will create! Looking forward to every day.

woolwoman said...

Beautiful design and beautifully hooked Kris. I will be excited to see a different rug from your collectione very day this month.