Adapted from the design of Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm
Hooked by Kris Miller
Old Tom is a fun little rug for any time of year but it's perfect for this week. It measures 15" x 19.25" so it can be a fast project to hook. I hooked my mat in almost all #8.5 cuts.
I thought my Tom should have a little more of the "traditional" turkey colors so I found a scrap of blue/gray plaid that I used for his head. Then I used a plaid that I call "Spice Cake" for his wing and body.
Last year when I taught in Ocean City, MD, I was talking to my class about separating colors in plaids and mentioned how one could hook Old Tom with the Spice Cake plaid. I was holding up a quarter yard and Saundra Porter stood up and snatched it right out of my hand....we all had quite a laugh and it remains a wonderful warm memory of my class. And then I believe there was a mad rush to my wool table to find the Spice Cake plaid.
PS: I have used it in rug borders and it has an equally wonderful look, even without the colors being separated.
You can find the Old Tom pattern here:
You can find the Spice Cake plaid here:
Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday! Gobble Gobble!