For those of you who are tired of recurring posts of the antique adaptation which I've named "Red Bird of Pennsylvania" you will be pleased to see it is all hooked!!!! The rug hasn't been steamed yet but since I've been so remiss in posting thought I'd better post a picture of something so my readers don't disappear.
Plans are to age the light and bright cream border as well as other areas of the rug so it appears more antique. My pre-hooking attempt at mellowing the cream wool with the dye bath was a little to weak I guess. Here is the original antique.
Yup, a big difference in color here for sure. There is also a difference of camera, and the picture of my rug was taken on the back deck with no flash and in the shade. However, when I printed off a picture of the original antique my color choices seemed 'right on'. But obviously not from the difference of photos.
Anyway, I do plan to stain it with walnut stain after it is steamed. In the meantime I'll pull a few more loops on the spiral chair pad. Oh but can't wait to finish that one either!!!!!
Have a fantastic weekend.