Thursday, January 21, 2016

Velvet Marriage Results and What's Next you Ask?

There was little to no change in the dark velvets but they were what provided a bit of change in the lighter pieces.  Even tho the results weren't anything to write home about I'm still glad to have tried this and it did soften up the velvet.

There was a little change to the tan, more change to the gold and rust color looks aged which I like.  As you can see by the results there was no change in appearance to the darker colors.
However, this velvet below had a wonderful change and I'm loving it. On the left is the original color and the results are to the right.  I'm hoping to use some velvet somewhere in my next project(s).
Yes, I have pretty  much made up my mind on the my next project. That is if I can get off this dang machine and finish hooking and whipping the edge of the two in progress.  And noooo, still haven't managed to finish hooking all 4 left blocks...just two.  Don't ask where my time goes, seems I just waste away a whole day somehow.  Lol, it's not as though I'm busy cleaning.

Okay, here are the two antique rugs which I'm going to adapt to my two small projects.  The one here I will probably try to channel the original hooker and hook in the straighted fashion she/he did.  However, I will take a little creative license and darken the wool in the tail.  I'm sure she just used what she had but I've more options than she did.
And yes, another horse.  Don't think I'll hook the borders on the one I'm getting ready to do but probably will do it similar to this design some day.
Tomorrow I'm hoping to have some rug hooking progress to show AND, will show you a delightful Domestic Zoo design that Marketa Anderson hooked.  Come back tomorrow to see.  

Have a great evening everyone.



  1. Fun to see how it comes out, it does age the velvets which is nice for some projects. Love the horses, can't wait to see how yours come out.


  2. I wonder if it's because the velvet has different type of dye as opposed to the dye used in wool that caused so little change in the color after marrying them together. I'm taking a break from rug hooking till I finish the edge of my latest abstract rug. I have to decide wether using yarn or cut wool strip for whipping the edge.

    I wonder why there are no lines going through the horse's legs on the first rug.
    have a good night.

  3. Love, love, love those horses!
    Hugs :)

  4. I have never hooked with velvet.
    Love the horses

  5. Hi Saundra,
    Love your velvet colors!! I have made many things from velvet and so enjoy working with it!!! I also love those horse rugs!!! Can't wait to see your version!! Take care and stay safe and warm!!
    Warm Hugs~

  6. They still look wonderful. Maybe softer is a good word for the change, They look like flowers to me, blooming shades of color on windswept meadows. And I love those horses, I agree with the tail change in color, that lighter one does seem a bit off.

  7. Love the change in the gold velvet especially. Agree, the tail needs to be darker. I really like the Hit or Miss border on the last horse. How is Ben??


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