Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Finally Hooking Again

Yippee, I'm backing hooking on my lion again and just a little more background and it will be ready for steaming and binding.  I really like that inside wiggly border and the look the wool gives, that wool came from Betsy and is called Smokey Joe. 
This is the 1840 antique sewn and shirred rug from which this pattern was designed. 
I'm not quite sure how I want to bind this one.  I have whipped rugs with wool yarn before but after time the wool yarn will move about, separate and some of the linen backing shows though and I don't like that.  I was commissioned to whip someone's rug with wool strips but since it wasn't mine do not know how that one did, but probably better than using wool yarn.  Have also bound the rug with wool bias and do like how it looks but not sure it is worth the trouble.  You see, that nice rug wore in a spot so now to repair it would require more work taking a section apart and fixing it than if I used binding tape.  So think I'll do the binding tape.

Luckily I can relax and hook now that the Uncle Sam (actually made two of them) has been finished.  I will take both to the show on Saturday but in the event only the one order sells I'll list this one on my web site.
Now that I'm getting near the end of the lion rug better put on my thinking cap and decide what I want to hook next.  But Saturday my plans at my show are to hook on the spiral rug and use that as the teaching  aid for wannabe hookers.   And it will give me a chance to use up my worms, hook without thinking (or at least too much) and even if I did pull loops of colors which didn't match too well they would be so short that  it would be an easy fix.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Saundra, The heat wave hit in California.I have been bad not hooking.But organizing all my loose
    wools.Uncle Sam looks perfect.Hugs Cheri

  2. Saundra,
    Love, love, LOVE your lion rug!!!
    Sam ain't too shabby,either.
    Hugs :)

  3. Yes, your lion rug is really nice!! Good luck at your show on Saturday ~ sell, sell, sell!!!!!

  4. Saundra, your lion's expression is so sweet! I love this rug. Kathy

  5. How exciting to see this lion rug almost finished! I just love it!
    Have a great time at the show. When I took the spiral to my guild, it attracted a lot of attention!

  6. Love the lion rug...colors are excellent!

  7. Saundra,
    You are doing a fabulous job on your lion rug. It really has the look and feel of the antique one. You chose the perfect wools for it. Thanks for sharing. Lori


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