Saturday, April 27, 2013

So you say, It's About Time?

For those of you who are tired of recurring posts of the  antique adaptation which I've named "Red Bird of Pennsylvania" you will be pleased to see it is all hooked!!!!  The rug hasn't been steamed yet but since I've been so remiss in posting thought I'd better post a picture of something so my readers don't disappear.
Plans are to age the light and bright cream border as well as other areas of the rug so it appears more antique.  My pre-hooking attempt at mellowing the cream wool with the dye bath was a little to weak I guess.  Here is the original antique. 
Yup, a big difference in color here for sure.  There is also a difference of camera, and the picture of my rug was taken on the back deck with no flash and in the shade.  However, when I printed off a picture of the original antique my color choices seemed 'right on'.  But obviously not from the difference of photos. 

Anyway, I do plan to stain it with walnut stain after it is steamed.  In the meantime I'll pull a few more loops on the spiral chair pad.  Oh but can't wait to finish that one either!!!!!

Have a fantastic weekend.



  1. Love all the updates and progress notes on your rugs. Really like this Red Bird of Pennsylvania. I still haven't pulled a loop for months. Shame on me. Will this one go to your selling blog or find a place at your home?

    What's next?

  2. I love it and I have really enjoyed watching you hook it. Can you contact me so I can buy the pattern from you?


  3. It's wonderful! Be sure and post after you antique it!

  4. love to see the finished product! denise

  5. Saundra ~
    Red bird is wonderful! You hooked that one so fast, especially with the hit and miss hooking you did in between.
    Hugs :)

  6. Hi, Saundra,
    I never tired of the recurring Redbird posts, I looked forward to them! It turned out wonderful, when you age it with walnut dye, do you just spritz it on?

  7. Hi Saundra ~ looking good!!! can't wait to see how it looks after you tone it down a bit (or will you?) hope you enjoyed reading about my staining technique, hope it works well for you :)

    ~ Lori


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