Ahhh, I think I've found the inspiration for a rug to play with at Cape May in Ali's class. Way before I was bitten by the hooking bug I was into other crafts, lots of crafts.
While on vacation at a Club Med took some silk painting classes while my ex was scuba diving. This is one of the items I painted and it is hanging just outside my shower. It makes me smile, not because it reminds me of my ex but for the colors and thoughts of happier times. Those happier times would be the sense of calm... a clueless (dumb and happy) sort of existence. Anyway, I do like this picture and would like to hook a companion rug for in front of my shower.
Normally I don't do bright colors but think it would be perfect in a class with Ali. Finally I'd get my companion rug done and in a great venue. A few years ago I even started collecting fleece just in case I did decide to hook the rug and figured that in front of the shower the fleece would be better than wool.
Oh, my, the visit to my attic to take the picture of the pile of fleece ruined my morning because the attic needs to be purged. Anyway, continuing......I'm definitely missing a lot of bright colors so would need to purchase more fleece if I go with that fabric.
Now I've got to decide about textile to use to hook this rug and wonder if any of you have input. I dry myself off inside the shower and always put a towel down on the floor in front anyway. So really the rug wouldn't get real wet, and I don't have any boys living here (if you get my drift) so the rug would only get minor damp bottom of feet from exiting the shower.
Have any of you hooked a rug for in front of your shower or tub and if so did you use wool, tee shirts, fleece and do you have any recommendations? I would use linen as the foundation but also have rug warp if you would recommend that. However, I'm thinking linen would be better so my concern now is what to use to hook with or work with on the rug.