Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hooking the Same Rug Twice

Have you ever had the desire to hook a rug again?  I've had the desire but haven't done it yet.  One particular rug was an antique adaptation I did which I sold.  The circumstances which lead up to the sale was when my ex left and I was concerned about making ends meet.

He left a couple years ago on a July Friday 13th (no joke, the 13th) and I had an art/craft show to do the next day on the 14th.  Contemplating making money for upcoming expenses I grabbed the rug and took it with me to the show.  Well, don't you know the rug was grabbed up.  I cannot remember what price I had on it but wonder since it was grabbed so quickly if perhaps I had not charged enough.

So this is the dear rug I sold and would like to hook again. I tried to attain a similar look to the antique which appeared in the booklet "Art Underfoot" by Joel and Kate Kopp but with a little personal artistic license.  I just loved this rug and wish it were in my home.

Even tho I probably don't have all the same wools or shades of wool I used in hooking this piece, I'm sure that I could gather up similar colors.  Oh, I just remembered that I used antique paisley in the eyes of those two critters too.  Sigh.  Oh well, at least for now I have a wonderful picture.


  1. The rug looks like an antique rug. I sometimes look in antique books for pictures of old hooked rugs. Cheri

  2. you should rehook it. I doesn't matter thant it be exactly the same.

  3. Saundra ~
    OK. Third time I'm trying to leave a comment. I keep losing my internet connection and there goes my comment.
    Just wanted to say that exes can be very good at walking out...lol! I have firsthand experience, too :)
    LOVE the rug. I say hook it again.
    Pug hugs :)


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