Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rug of the Day-December 18th

Today's rug is a little rug with extra delight!  This was sent to me (and hooked) by Dianne Tobias.  She is the co-author of Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding, along with Kris McDermet and Christine Manges.  This is really a must-have book for your reference library.  Besides stunning and inspirational pictures, there are detailed pictures of instruction.  I am so glad I purchased a copy.
The little owl pattern was designed by me and appeared in the September/October issue of Rug Hooking Magazine.  The article was about making spooky quillie eyes for your Halloween projects, but the pattern was included in the article for one's personal use. 
Dianne tells me that she is new to rug hooking and that the specific braid border she did around her little owl mat was developed after the book was in publication. 

Here is my original little owl mat:

Has anyone else hooked my little owl pattern? I would love to see what you have done! (If you didn't get your S/O issue of Rug Hooking Magazine or you don't like to draw your own patterns, you can always order it from me.)


The Barn Door said...

That owl is adorable!! Love the braiding, makes a really different look!

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art - Susan Pilotto said...

Interesting rug...interesting finish...Cheers, Susan

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kris ~
I love the rugs of the day!!! Thanks for bringing it back.
Merry Christmas!
Pug hugs :)