While hooking the rug for my son I'd contemplated different ways to bind or frame the rug for hanging. One way was to have artist framing like the stretched canvas type. Yet I want to take this to Cape May for the rug show and didn't want a cumbersome project to haul around. Plus the fact, maybe my son would want to use it as a rug instead of wall hanging. Okay, I doubt it but was a fleeting thought.
So, finally decided to do a sleeve for a dowel which could be inserted to provide hanging capabilities or the dowel could be removed for a table or floor decoration. For sure I'd be able to finally finish this and have it ready to take to Cape May in September.
And the label is already stitched on too. YIPPEE, I'm free at last! And his Christmas gift is done...whew. Feels good ~ except the back hasn't been steamed since I bound it.
So I'm caught up with binding and rug projects, and I've started the kitten mat for my friend. Still have a few more labels to sew on hooked rugs but that's a piece of cake. Now my mind is wandering on what to put on my frame next..... I'm thinking about HESTER, the cat in the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects. I previously showed you a picture of Hester and it is a design by Lori Brechlin of NotForgotten Farm.