Well this 'could' be next on my frame since it is at least drawn on linen. You followers have seen me post this picture time and time again, but for you just reading my blog this is an antique mat which has seen some love and wear.
At first glance do you think it is a small mat and the picture taken at an angle OR do you think it was a chair pad and was more narrow in the back than the front? I've an antique rocker which is shaped like this. I wasn't sure but decided to make it an irregular shaped chair pad with rounded corners. So that is what I drew. NAH, don't like it so I flipped over the linen.
This is what I drew. Now I had to do some fudging on the background and it isn't exactly like the original antique but it will work. Hey, it's an antique adaptation. I like to draw in the lines where the color chanes happen even on the cat where you see a lighter dark. Helps me to draw it instead of guestimating. AND, I still wanted those rounded corners.
This is wool I pulled, which is close; some is au natural plain, as well as textured and some is over dyed. For sure I'll check my worm baggies FIRST to have some unmatched but similar wool placed here and there to add to the old look. And, whatever au natural wool I use will be given a mild bath in tea. Might even cut the strips and THEN put in tea so the edges get nice and soiled.
IF, anyone would like to join me in a kitten mat hook-in, please feel free to do so. I do not have a copyright on antique rugs. What I would like for you to do tho, is let me know so that I can follow your blog and we can keep in touch....sort of a 'show-n-share'.
Oh, FYI, I'm not planning to start my cat mat real soon as I'm trying desperately to hook the background top left of my son's rug before I take this reprieve. But you feel free to start now if you want.
Hope you had a great Sunday and dried out before the next series of rains begin.