After I am finished hooking a rug, I steam press it from the back. But first I trim the threads from the looser woven wools. This is important to do, as you don’t want these threads catching on something, and pulling more of the wool out. I carefully lift each strand and trim them close to the hooking on the back.
I lay the long strips for crocheting along the edges to see how I like the colors. I pick colors that enhance the colors in the rug, and often pick wools that I have not hooked in the design. I try to find several variations of a color. I am going for an antique black look, as I think that it would frame this design, bringing the eye to the center motif.
Looking forward to seeing all of you who will be in the Ohio class. This rug has been specially designed for this class and will be completely unveiled there. I will have it on display afterward for all to see.
Happy crafting ~ Karen