You got some sneak peeks of the Tipp City rug, and I wanted to share a few more photos of that rug. I began working on the central motif, working out the colors of the house and central background first. Continue reading
The Chicken In The Garden rug was one of the first handful of designs that I created for my Primitive Spirit catalog. As is most often the case, the tiny photo that is in the catalog really does not show all of the detail and color in this 22″ X 33″ piece. Just taking these photographs brought back memories of hooking the rug. Memories took me back to what was happening in my life at the time. Continue reading
The finishing part is a fun part for me because I enjoy all parts of the project, including the handwork.
In this final part of the tutorial I am showing you how I prepare the finished piece for doing a crochet edge. First I steam press it and let it cool and dry. Then I cut away the backing, leaving about 1″ all around. Continue reading
Hopefully you have hooked most of your chair pad by now and are ready to take a closer look at your piece to do the all important evaluation. You can only do this when you are almost done as it is only then when you can see how it all comes together. Even though you may not be changing very much, fine tuning your hooking can make a huge difference Continue reading
Here is some hit or miss inspiration for you as you work on the chair pad. The vintage rug above is at least 50% neutral colors. Notice that the artist does not make an attempt at making the color homogenized Continue reading
Yesterday we started our hooked spiral chair pad. And I hope you were able to get started on hooking the spiral line. Since we are working from our leftovers, I envisioned us using all different cuts with most of them being around an 8 cut (1/4″ wide strips). I think mixing cuts looks dynamic in a rug design. Our next step is to draw some secondary lines to work our hit or miss colors. Continue reading
Next Friday I am going to begin a tutorial on hooking a geometric chair pad so that we can hook a project together. Continue reading