Have decided to hook both of these horse mats and put them both on the same linen to conserve linen. But there is enough between them to have fold back foundation for binding. As you can see I've sewn some fabric to the top and bottom to be sure there is ample room for the grippers. The sides are fine.
Will hook the bottom horse first and wanted a dirty background like the original. So back to my worms and pulled out the mixed whites and since the original antique rug has some red, green and dark colors in the background mixed a few of those in too.
1/2 t. Khaki Drab (Cushings)
1/8 + 1/16 Golden Brown (Cushings)
1/8 Old Gold (Cushings)
1/16 t. Dark Gray (Cushings)
1/64 t. Wood Rose (Cushings)
I mixed up the batch in 1 CBW but only used 2 tablespoons of the dye solution in the pot. The rest I put in a small jar and labeled it to be used when I want something old and dirty for an antique adaptation.
Here is the result of that dye job. If you recall this recipe was used to dye over worms once before and I had a few left.
The previous dye leftovers are on top and the new batch is below. They are all mixed in together now. Funny how the color changed; the top photo looks really yellow but not so in person.
There won't be much progress to show tomorrow as I'm just now getting ready to start on the horse. So if you have any questions or something you'd like for me to write about tomorrow, leave me a comment.
Hope you have a great evening.