My friend and rug camp roomie Deb just finished binding this humongous rug. Magdalena's Animal Parade measures 33 x 79 and am quite sure I'll not be hooking it at that size. Frankly I think Deb did quite a great job getting that rug hooked in under a year since she has a 'day' job and has hooked other projects between. Like most of us (uh, me), the binding is always last, but she wanted to take it to Cape May in September for the show so finally bound it.
And finally my Chum rug is bound. Yeah, I know...for you new readers looking at this dog with those toes you're a little skeptical I'm sure. When first drawing this out from the antique did draw regular paws. However, when Barb saw the antique she suggested that it have the antique folk art toes originally hooked. And so it was.
Just noticed in the photo above that the lighting in the kitchen made a difference in the coloring on the left and the right sideds. The very same wools were used for both sides but the left looks more correct in the color than the right. Interesting.
This is the original antique.
For those of you who may wish to hook this antique rug design I'll offer the pattern in both dog paws and with these toes. The finished hooked piece measures 18 x 33. Naturally it was hooked with nothing less than #8.5.
Have a great evening everyone.