Friday, June 29, 2012

Up To My Elbows in Wool....

I thing I have found my rug hooking again. I have been up to my elbows in wool all week and I am loving it. Just finished the hooking on one of my newer rug designs.I love how the buzzard came out.I had a hard time with the border,tried three diffident ways.I really like a hit-and-miss border but the darker pieces made the buzzard fade out, so I went with lighter pieces.What do you think?
 Isn't the buzzard cute? I really like how he turned out.
 I have been trying for a long time to teach myself to spin and yesterday I finally plied together what I had done. So now I have my very first real yarn.I plan to dye it red and use it in a rug I am planning.
I have a Ashford spinning wheel and you may not know that my maiden name is Ashford. I would love to take a class in spinning. I think if I could sit with someone for three days and just spin, I would feel better about with I am doing.I did buy a good book (The Intentional Spinner by Judith MacKenzie McCuin) the other day and that is why I felt I could even try the plying.

Live Deeply and play in some wool today,


WoolenSails said...

I love how your buzzard came out and the colors really work nicely together. I know, once i start hooking, I get back into it again and remember how much I love it.


coinguyslady said...

Debbie, the big problem with hooking a lot is sitting on my butt to much.I need my frame mounted to a bike or something.

BeFRuiTFuL KReaTioNS said...

I love this rug. The buzzard you nailed the colors and it pops. Is this a pattern?

coinguyslady said...

Thank you,yes it is a pattern. It is 20" by 31".

Tammy Burks said...

Fun to see this finally hooked! I remember seeing it when you had just drawn it!