Thursday, February 11, 2016

Finally Hooked

It's about time this smallish mat got completely hooked.  For those wondering mine measures 15" x 16" and should have been done some time ago.  Here is an un-steamed adaptation of an antique horse.
Here is the original antique from which this was drawn.  
Now I'm ready to move onto the other horse.  I'll hook this one differently than the one above.  This is also an adaptation of an antique rug.  Since I couldn't make up my mind which one I wanted to hook decided to hook them both.  This design  measures 13 1/2 x 19 1/2 before hooking.
Remember a few posts back I wrote about "...what to look for when buying a pattern"?  As you can see from my drawn linen that 'at least a 3" margin' doesn't apply to me when drawing for myself.  In drawing patterns there is usually some odd size pieces of linen left.  Naturally I like to conserve linen and will use small pieces for me.   So I will sew a piece of cotton on the side which doesn't meet the 3" criteria.  That way it will fit on my grippers while using up left over pieces of linen.

Plus I drew both horse patterns on the one linen but with enough space between the two to ensure there is enough between the patterns for binding.  

Now I've got to start thinking about what to hook next.  Will look thru my stash of patterns rather than considering drawing out something. Hmm, isn't that what I said before drawing out these two dang horses?

Have a great evening everyone.

Saundra

11 comments:

  1. Love the background on this one!

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  2. That really came out nicely and always love your wool choices.
    I will go short on the edge as long as it fits and I also end up with odd sizes.

    Debbie

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  3. Now you must be so pleased that you finally hooked your horse and on to the second one. You don't waste time do you? You must sleep and eat with a hook in your hand...
    Hugs,
    JB

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  4. Now you must be so pleased that you finally hooked your horse and on to the second one. You don't waste time do you? You must sleep and eat with a hook in your hand...
    Hugs,
    JB

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  5. just love it! you are amazing.
    Cathy

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  6. You just put me to shame!!!
    Love your little horsey.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  7. I think Your rug actually looks older than the original, more faded in coloring I guess. Very nice.

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  8. Love the colors you chose for your antique horse. Every piece of linen backing is precious. I save mine too. ;)
    Rose

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