Saturday, July 25, 2020

Rug Of The Day - Dashing

Adapted from the artwork of Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm
Hooked by Cindy Goolsby

Dashing is such a fun rug!  The donkey is a playful alternative for a sled-pulling animal and don't you love that old fashioned wagon???  The turquoise blue background works perfectly for this rug...not too dark and not too light...but it is a medium value so Cindy outlined the donkey so it would show up and pop out nicely against the blue.  The tree is simply marvelous hooked up in a light texture.  It reminds me of the old silver aluminum tree my aunt put up every Christmas when I was a kid.  I don't think a green tree would have been as noticeable or exceptional.  The red berries on the tree are like the icing on a cake.  If you notice, the red was used sparingly but in three different places, which forms a pleasing balance in the rug. 

Another beauty from Cindy and I thank her for sharing her talents with us.

Here is another charming example of Dashing, hooked by Julie Neumiller.  She altered the donkey a little to make it look more like a reindeer and personalized the word bubble with her family name.  Again, a medium value was used for the background so she hooked a halo around all the objects to make them stand out.  I particularly like the way she hooked a light wool inside the tree and wheels.  The tree looks luminous.  Again, the use of red makes your eye travel around the rug in a pleasing manner.
Great job, Julie!  *applause!*

You can find the pattern here:

1 comment:

Saundra said...

You certainly have some very talented people who purchase your patterns. Both examples are fantastic. Good going ladies!