Okay, Okay, here is my Wee Folk. And yes, it is a wool covered cord. But I am TOTALLY happy now. Yes, I took one step forward and two steps back but will explain all this. Oh, and it isn't really more narrow on one end than the other it must be that my camera was tilted to the side as I make sure that I hook on the straight of the grain.
I've successfully bound rugs with yarn or wool strips with backing which is more sturdy. And THAT was the issue here. While this pattern WAS hooked on good linen it wasn't quite as heavy as the Dorr Natural Linen therefore I didn't want to use the whipping technique on this rug.
Here is a picture of the two linens ~ Dorr Natural Primitive Linen is on the left and the thinner linen Wee Folk was drawn on (producer unknown) is on the right. Also, remember the one on the right is BLEACHED.
The Wee Folk pattern I hooked was drawn from the original Vermont Folk Art and not the current owner Hooked On Ewe. Don't get me wrong, this linen was just great to hook on and the rug will live a long life now that it has been bound in a way which is best for this type of backing. So this is a lesson to be learned when you are trying to figure out how to bind a rug. You may WANT to bind a rug a certain way, but what does the foundation call for?
IF you are interested in hooking this design ( I love this Wee Folk rug) the patterns are now being offered by Hooked on Ewe. And whether you have a pattern on this linen foundation from the former company or not, just choose your method of binding suitable to work with the foundation.
AGAIN, the linen used in hooking the Wee Folk was great, it just needed a particular binding method. Click HERE if you would like to see a previously posted tutorial on how to do the wool covered cord style binding.
Thanks for visiting, have fun hooking and be kind to one another.