Seaweed on display

I have enjoyed every part of hooking and finishing Seaweed and I wanted to show you how it looks finished. I made the executive decision to change my crochet edge color.

Here was how it was coming out with brown for the edges. It was looking kind of blah. The brown seemed to sadden the composition. So I pulled it all out and tried again with a muted green.

The green instantly looked better than the brown, perking the design up. What a difference the edging color can make.

Here are some close-ups so that you can see the finished hooking. I love the  tiny bit of red in the bloom and in the veins of the leaves.

The background adds to the movement in the design with a floating-upward feeling.

Adding more green colors added something special to the design.

Two similar greens enhance the red center.

A very happy-to-hook background, with variety and movement.

Thanks for joining me on this project ~ Karen

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25 thoughts on “Seaweed on display

  1. Very nice, Karen. The green really highlights all the elements of your design compared to the brown edge which I agree is more subdued.
    I enjoy and appreciate all the steps you share with each project you present. Great learning tool. Thanks so much.

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  2. I am doing my first rug hooking project …just took class last week with friend. Your rug is beautiful. What size did you cut your wool? Thanks

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  3. I grew up near the ocean in Australia, and have lived in the prairies of Canada over 40 yrs .This creation warms my heart, provides happy memories, and I thank you for that! I am starting on the pattern soon, and look forward to it!

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  4. Seaweed looks gorgeous! I love the colors and the way the background comes out. Love the little bits of colors that pop. I’m learning a lot from your blog posts. Can’t wait to try some of the tips out.

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  5. I’m a little sad that your Seaweed rug is done. I looked for your email first thing every morning. It is so special with your gorgeous colors of wool. I have learned so much and thank you for sharing your talent and creative knowledge. I look forward to a new adventure with you. I finished my Spiral mat and it hangs above a cupboard and Windsor chair. I love it.

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  6. Karen,
    I enjoyed watching you progress through the development of this expressive mat. I appreciate your sharing your choices with us!
    Speaking of future creations, I would really like to see a fall/Halloween themed mat using your particular colour/value/textures.
    Nada in No. CA

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  7. I LOVED WAKING UP EVERY OTHER DAY TO YOUR SEAWEED RUG PROGRESS
    IT CAME OUT GREAT . NOW WHAT IS NEXT? LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR NEW IDEA? W2HERE DID YOU PLACE IT OR DID YOU FRAME IT? THANKS FOR ALL YOUR TIPS LINDA KRAUS FROM FAIRFIED, CT.

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  8. linda and alice, for the moment is sits on a tabletop. i often don’t think of where i am going to put a piece. and i have never framed a hooked piece. i may decide to sell seaweed, i am not sure right now. it has been a fun project, so happy to share the process with you all.

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  9. I am dreaming about young, sunny afternoons along the Connecticut coast of Long Island Sound…your little rug sways me with emotion and longing for those days!!
    Bravo on your completed progress ~ I too would love to see an autumnal-inspired work from your hands.
    Thank you for all that you share with us…on to the next….
    BLESSED BE!
    Lori

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