Tuesday, April 23, 2013

More Progress on Red Bird

I'm getting so excited now because this great design is getting close to being finished.  Which means it can be steamed and I'll be able to do the mindless and boring binding while in the car on the way to Woolley Fox in about 3 weeks.
Yes I've made some adaptations from the original antique but that is what we do, right?  If you scroll to past posts you can see the original antique and see that I chose to not include the gold line from the right hand berry to the teal line. 

The original hooker did a great job outlining a simplistic design of a single bird and berries to be the main focus by using a cream wool.  And her 'using what she had' for the background in different wools just adds to the fun of the rug. 

You will also notice in my rendition as well as the original antique that the cream border is wavy.  It is wider in some areas and then thins down.  When I first started hooking this design my thought was to make it the same thickness throughout.  But that is not how the original was and so I gave in.  Well, that is except for the very outside border. 

Man, I'm torn between wanting to sell this finished rug and keeping it.  I really really like how it is turning out but how many rugs can I possibly keep?

Tomorrow is to be a wonderful warm day again and hope all of my readers have a great warm Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting and PLEASE be kind to one another.



  1. well I will tell you that I have just about every rug I have hooked a very large basket in the spare bedroom plus my floors are filled with them.

  2. Saundra ~
    Absolutely w.o.n.d.e.r.f.u.l.!!! I think you've hooked this in record time.
    Besides the spiral, what will you be hooking until Woolley Fox?
    Hugs :)

  3. Wow, it's almost finished and looking great!!!
    xo Louise


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